Cornus kousa 'Schmred' - Heart Throb Dogwood
Cornus kousa 'Schmred' - Heart Throb Dogwood - Photo courtesy of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.

Heart Throb® Dogwood

Cornus kousa 'Heart Throb®' (Schmred)

  • Pink-red flowers
  • Spherical, edible, red fruit resembling raspberries are held singly
  • Drooping, dark green leaves
  • Fall colour scarlet to red-purple
  • Narrow when young, wider with age
  • Bloom Time: Late spring



5-6 m

5-6 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Grows best in medium-moisture and an acidic, well-drained soil, however, they will tolerate a range of light levels. Can be grown as a specimen tree or shrub.

Additional Notes about Heart Throb® Dogwood:

The showy flowers seen on Cornus kousa cultivars are actually bracts surrounding the smaller, inconspicuous flower in the centre.