Chinese Dogwood
Cornus angustata 'Empress of China'

Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Cornus (KOR-nus) (Info)
Species: angustata (an-gus-TAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Empress of China
Additional cultivar information:(PP14537, Elsbry)
Hybridized by Elsley
Registered or introduced: 2002

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Louisville, Kentucky

Sumter, South Carolina

Woodlawn, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Apr 26, 2015, PublicityPal from Vancouver
Canada wrote:

In the two years since it was planted my tree has grown 2 feet and seems to be thriving in every way except it hasn't shown flowers/fruit. Is that normal?

Neutral

On Jun 4, 2012, AL_GAConnection from Columbus, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Purchased April, 2012 from Wayside Gardens. It seems to be slow in establishing here in 8A zone. I keep it moist with shamrock planted at the base. It gets partial morning sun. I am excited to see it grow.

Positive

On May 19, 2011, atcps from WOODLAWN, TN wrote:

I bought this from a nursery in Louisville last fall and planted it in a part shade area in November. It has done well and kept its leaves all winter and is now putting on new growth. It's quite small now and did not bloom but I find it quite easy to grow here in my northern Middle Tennessee garden.