Kousa Dogwood (Cornus Dousa)

South of the handicap ramp at the entrance to the recreation center Map

A small deciduous tree with opposing, simple leaves. Popular in NW gardens for their showy "blooms" and beautiful fall colors. What appear to be four-petalled white flowers are actually bracts spread open below the cluster of inconspicuous yellow-green flowers.

Red edible berries develop in the fall, which are a delicious addition to the tree's ornamental value. The fruit is sometimes used for making wine.