cleaned C. florida seeds here) Our native dogwood has drupes that are elongated where the Kousa is spherical. The native dogwoods bloom earlier than the Kousa dogwoods by several weeks. This gives the landscaper or gardener a nice option when planning spring flowering trees to ensure a succession of dogwood blooms. Plan for the natives first, hybrids second, then the Kousa dogwoods for about 4-6 weeks of dogwood blooms.
Planting the Dogwood Seedswinter sowing too.
Assuming my two little dogwood seedlings spring up from the soil before cold weather hits I may have to bring them indoors to overwinter. Otherwise I'll store the pot in the shed for some natural stratification!