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Lady Bird Johnson Tree

Common Name: Chinese Kousa Dogwood
Botanical Name: Cornus kousa

Current Location: Capitol Square, N.E.
Planted: April 30, 1968

Sponsor: The Ladies of the Senate

Honoree Details

First Lady Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Johnson is known for her interest in horticulture and her initiative in the 1960s to beautify America's highways and parks.

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Tree Details

The Kousa Dogwood has a showy flower and red globose fruits in the fall.

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