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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

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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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