I found three dogwood seedlings under a Kousa dogwood tree. There are a few native flowering dogwood trees 50 feet or more from this tree. Do different kinds of dogwoods crosspollinate? Or will these seedlings be Kousa dogwoods?
Harford County Maryland
Kousa dogwood does not cross-pollinate with our native flowering dogwood. The seedlings will probably be Kousa dogwood, because they are under that tree. Though it is also possible that a bird could drop a seed from a native flowering dogwood under the tree. The leaves of the two species are different. Look at photos of them in a search engine if you want to be sure.