|Cornus kousais is a
deciduous tree with dark red-brown barks found in forests or
grasslands in mountainous regions. It grows to 5-15m in height.
Branches tinge brown or red-brown, and leaves attach onto their tops
together, opposite; blades are 4-12cm long, 3-7cm wide, wavy,
broad-oblong or board-ovate-oblong, with pointed tips, bases round,
margins entire. Flowers open when the leaves have developed. Staffs
that look like petals are involucral bracts, 3-8cm long, oval or
long-oblong-like ovate, in the center of which come masses of small
20-30 light yellow-green flowers. Petals and stamens are both 4 in
number. Multiple fruits, 1-1.5cm across, spherical, mature red.
Bloom time: May-July.