Common Name: Chinese Kousa Dogwood
Botanical Name: Cornus kousa
Current Location: Capitol Square, N.E.
Planted: April 30, 1968
Sponsor: The Ladies of the Senate
First Lady Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Johnson is known for her interest in horticulture and her initiative in the 1960s to beautify America's highways and parks.
The Kousa Dogwood has a showy flower and red globose fruits in the fall.