Large-leaf dogwood (Swida macrophylla)(Kumano mizuki)


White flowers related to Kumano

Large-leaf dogwood (Swida macrophylla) is a tall deciduous tree belonging to the family Cornaceae. Its Japanese name, “Kumano Mizuki,” was named after the Kumano area. While leaves of wedding cake tree (Cornus controversa) attach alternately to the stem, large-leaf dogwood features leaves that attach to the stem at the same point.


Ago, Shirahama-cho
Season / Time zone
Summer(June) / Daytime
Weather conditions
Sunny Cloudy
Frequency of appearance
According to seasons


Ten min. on foot from Mikagawa[三ケ川] bus stop of Shirahama Community Bus(reservation required; bus services suspended on Sundays and holidays). For a bus reservation, please contact Shirahama Daiichi Koutsu (0739-42-2916).


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JR Kii-Tonda Station > Ago Ferry Crossing ("Ago-no-Watashi") Remains