Multi-stemmed Cornus kousa Milky Way on the Barcham Trees nursery
Multi-stemmed Cornus kousa Milky Way on the Barcham Trees nursery
The creamy-white bract-like flowers of Cornus kousa Milky Way
Cornus kousa Milky Way on the Barcham Trees nursery
Small - multi-stem Dogwood Milkyway , Chinese Dogwood from this batch

Cornus kousa Milky Way

Dogwood Milkyway , Chinese Dogwood

Estimated fully grown height 3-7m

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Small specimens are 1.5-2m in height.

Cornus kousa Milky Way is a spectacular Chinese Dogwood that was selected from a seedbed in Ohio in the 1960’s and named for its abundant flower display suggestive of the many stars in the Milky Way!

This beautiful tree has dark green foliage in the summer, turning to reds and oranges in autumn.  The bract like flowers, for which Chinese Dogwood are renowned, are produced plentifully with Milky Way; the profuse display of showy, creamy white bracts are usually borne in June. The fruit is also very flashy and matures throughout the summer period.  These red berries are exceptionally large and often remain on the tree until the autumn if not feasted upon by birds.

At Barcham we grow Cornus kousa Milkyway as a multi-stem bush, rather than a single trunked tree, making the most of the floriferous display by encouraging flowers from the ground level upwards.  If left untouched, this multi-stem will spread as wide as it is tall, with an ever increasing display of flowers year on year.

Like all Chinese Dogwood, this species is best planted on well drained soils that are free from lime.  This means they are best avoided if the soil pH is greater than 7, as whilst the tree may survive, it will never thrive.  To avoid disappointment with trees it is always best to select specimens suited to your conditions, at Barcham we are happy to help you make these selections, and would suggest testing the pH of your soil before planting Cornus kousa Milky Way if there is any doubt about the alkalinity of the soil.

This tree is best suited to planting as a centre piece or feature in wide borders in gardens and planting schemes. If the conditions are favourable, Cornus kousa Milky Way will not disappoint, and whilst they are relatively slow growers, this tree will provide the wow factor year on year. 

Mature Height: 3-7m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Autumn, Summer,
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Acidic, Well drained,
Autumn Colour
Autumn colour,
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

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Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.