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Cornus capitata
Himalayan Dogwood
Pot size: 9cm   Our online price: £7.50
You can order it as gift wrapped present (+£6.50)
the evergreen, thick leaves dominates the shrub all year round

Common name in French:
Cornouiller de l'Himalaya
Common name in German:
Benthams Hartriegel
Other common names:
Himalayan Strawberry Tree, Bentham's Cornel, Himalayan Flowering Dogwood
Family:
Cornaceae
Origin:
Himalayas, China

Description:

The main value of this elegant large shrub is its evergreen foliage and creamy coloured flowers, open in the Summer. The strawberry-like, large, orange-red fruits are edible and they are an ideal source for squirrels and birds.


Plant growing type:
semi-evergreen
Habit:
spreading large shrub
Size when mature in m:
3-4m
Main feature (value):
flower and fruit
Spring value:
flower
Summer value:
leaf
Autumn value:
leaf and fruit
Winter value:
leaf and fruit
Autumn coloration:
no coloration as this is an evergreen species (drops its old foliage continuously)
Flower colour:
White
Fruit colour:
OrangeRed
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Drought tolerance:
medium
Optimum ph:
it is not sensitive to soil pH (except extremities)
Preferred location:
full sun - semi-shade
Where to plant:
among other shrubs or Dogwood species, but looks god in a border, filled with shrubs.
Pests and diseases:
this shrub is generally pest- and disease-free
Herbal usage:
sometimes bark is used as a herb
Edibility:
fruit is edible
Toxicity to humans:
not known
Optimum growing conditions:
full sun or semi-shade, neutral to acid soil which is rich in humus. dislikes prolonged drought

Height in cm:
30-40
Pot size:
9cm
Age in year:
2 (this shrub is grown from seed on our nursery)
Our online price:
£7.50

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