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CORNUS capitata

Commonly known as Bentham's cornel, Himalayan dogwood


Greenish-white flowers red strawberry fruit
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Small £17.50 each 

  • Evergreen - grey-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long. Semi evergreen in cold winters.
  • White - greenish white
  • Height - 12m (39ft)
  • Spread - 12m (39ft)
  • Tall Shrub - spreading, bushy shrub or small tree. Greenish flowers in small heads 1.5cm (½in) across surrounded by 4-6 creamy-white bracts 4-5cm (1½ - 2in) long followed by pendent fruit.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun - shelter from cold winds
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - anthracnose.
  • Place of origin - China, Himalayas.
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  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Lanceolate - see photos above
  • Ovate
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - humus rich
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
12m (39ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  12m (39ft)

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