Cornus capitata (Evergreen Dogwood)
Cornus capitata (Evergreen Dogwood) is a species of flowering plant in the family Cornaceae. It is native to the Himalayas, China, and Myanmar. It is a small to medium-sized evergreen tree, growing up to 10-20 meters tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 35 cm. The tree has a dense, spreading crown and a straight, smooth, gray-brown bark.
The leaves are opposite, elliptical to ovate, glossy dark green above and paler beneath, measuring 6-15 cm long and 3-8 cm wide. The tree produces small, yellow-green flowers in late spring to early summer, which are followed by spherical, red to orange-red fruits that are edible but not particularly tasty. The fruit is about 2 cm in diameter and contains one or two seeds.
Evergreen Dogwood prefers moist, well-drained soils and partial shade to full sun. It is a relatively slow-growing tree and can be propagated by seed or cuttings. It is commonly used as an ornamental tree in gardens and parks due to its attractive foliage, flowers, and fruits. In its native range, the tree is also used for timber, firewood, and medicinal purposes.
Botanical Name : Cornus capitata
Common Name : Evergreen Dogwood
Height : 20- 40 ft
Spread : 20-40 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 30-45 days cold moist stratification
Hardiness zone : 8-9
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 750