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CORNUS elliptica 'Empress of China'

Commonly known as Dogwood


(syn. 'Elsbry') - graceful evergreen. Profuse, creamy white bracts
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  • Evergreen - light green, glossy leaves to 7.5cm (3in) long are shed as new growth begins
  • Height - 4.5-5.5m (15-18ft)
  • Spread - 4-4.5m (13-15ft)
  • Tall Shrub - flowers (bracts) 3cm (1½in) across
  • 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
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - botanically similar to C. kousa
  • Pests & Diseases - anthracnose
  • Place of origin - China, Korea, Japan. Garden origin. USA. 1993. John Elsley, S. Carolina
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Elliptic - see photos above
  • Oblong
  • 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
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Tolerates all
  • Tree Shape - Broadly conical -
Cornus Coloured Stemmed Dogswoods - Growing Guide
4.5-5.5m (15-18ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4-4.5m (13-15ft)

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