CORNUS capitata

Commonly known as Bentham's cornel, Himalayan dogwood


Greenish-white flowers red strawberry fruit
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CORNUS capitata

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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
  • 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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