There's a Kousa Dogwood right near our house. When we moved in, I wasn't overly fond of it. It just didn't seem like that exciting a tree and the blossoms were down right banal. However, it's really grown on me. Sure the flowers weren't spectacular, but they stayed on the tree for a good month, then we got exciting red berries and now the leaves turning several shades of fluorescent red. It's actually a lot of fun to watch as the seasons change.