The Chinese Dogwood is native to China, Korea, and Japan. It was introduced into this country in 1875. Over the years, a number of varieties of the Chinese Dogwood have been developed. This tree differs from our related Flowering Dogwood in some details of flower and fruit. Older trees become broadly spreading with horizontal branches. Also the bark of older specimens develops a mixed pattern of gray, tan and brown. This tree prefers moist, acidic, and well-drained soil. Landscapers use the Chinese Dogwood as a single tree and in groupings.