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Evergreen Dogwood, Headed-flowered Dogwood, Bentham's Cornel, Himalayan Strawberry Tree
Cornus capitata

Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Cornus (KOR-nus) (Info)
Species: capitata (kap-ih-TAY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Height:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Green

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Eureka, California

San Leandro, California

Anacortes, Washington

Lakewood, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

On May 27, 2014, agnesj from Etowah, NC wrote:

Have two trees for three years and they have not bloomed flowers.

Positive

On May 13, 2006, Dave_in_Devon from Torquay
United Kingdom (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is a fine evergreen tree with softly leather, dull green leaves. It often develops a broad 'mushroom head' when mature and can take on a tiered look especially when in flower. In the UK it tends to flower in June and carries masses of creamy yellow bracted flowers that age to deep pink. Further south flowering take commence in April or May. The flowers later give rise to glistening red, strawberry-like fruits that look delicious, but taste very unpleasant and astringent. The fruits remain on the tree until winter storms, but here at least the birds leave them alone.

It appears to be reasonably wind-tolerant and copes with strong north-easterly winds that blow in during winter, however it does need support as a young tree. Seed grown plants take about 5 years t... read more