Kousa dogwood is prized for its year-round interest beginning with an early summer bloom of what are actually, showy white bracts. Flowering is then followed by reddish, raspberry-looking fruits which attract birds. The canopy of this tree takes a rounded form of layered branches, making it a lovely standout in the landscape. With cooler Fall temperatures, leaves take on red/purple tones which are traditional to dogwoods. Bark becomes more ornamental with age as it develops small, exfoliating patches.