May 25, 2018

Japanese Flowering Dogwood

Kyōto Botanical Garden, Sakyō-ku, Kyōto
Fujifilm Finepix X100
京都府立植物園(京都市左京区下鴨半木町)

Dogwood trees are widely known for their delicate beauty, and the kousa variety adds a toughness that makes this species an excellent choice for home landscapes and urban areas. The tree also makes a visual contribution year-round. In spring, it produces a heavenly array of star-like blooms. In summer, its intriguing canopy of layered branches provides shade and beauty. In autumn, it offers spectacular bright red color. Even in winter, this tree has an appeal all its own with bark that resembles a jigsaw puzzle.

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