Native to China, Korea and Japan, this tree is widely used as a small ornamental. Has beautiful white or pink flowers, depending on the cultivar, and brilliant fall color. Best to plant in a protected area with some shade. Cornus kousa may be a better choice because it is more cold hardy and drought tolerant. Plant in part shade and deep water every 7-10 days. This deciduous tree is good for streets, is not temperature sensitive or prone to disease, and does not need protection.