Although the taste doesn't rival that of its lookalike, the berries are edible. If you plant kousa dogwood as a fruit source for birds, steer away from the Stellar series, such as Stellar Pink (Cornus"Rutgan" Stellar Pink), which is a hybrid cross between flowering dogwood and kousa dogwood. Hardy in USDA zones 5 through 9, Stellar Pink is a sterile tree that doesn't bear flowers and cannot produce fruits. Oct 28, The berries hang in clusters beginning in early fall and continuing into December.
The dogwood tree fruit is edible and beloved by birds but are often described as. Trees and shrubs in the genus often have round or oblong fall fruits, but Kousa dogwoods (Cornus kousa), hardy in zones 7 and 8, bear fruits that look like strawberries. Dogwood fruits are. Jan 11, These dogwood berries are not edible. Some reports say they are poisonous. The berries are very astringent and bitter.
The red berries grow in clusters and mature into the fall. Identification – Flowering dogwood leaf / fruit clusters. All Dogwood trees have similar shaped leaves.
these are simple leaves with an ovate shape and visible leave veins.