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Headed-Flowered Dogwood

Cornus capitata

Also known as

Bentham's Cornel, Himalayan Evergreen Dogwood, Bentham's Dogwood

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

H5-H3

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

8m

8m

Min

4m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Headed-Flowered Dogwood Overview

This spreading bushy evergreen tree/shrub has grey-green leaves which grow up to 12 cm long. In summer green flower clusters 1.5 cm across are produced which are surrounded by cream-white bracts 4-5 cm long. Flowers are followed by pendent strawberry-like fruits. In autumn the leaves turn a vibrant red/purple colour,

Common problems with Headed-Flowered Dogwood

Generally pest free but can suffer from anthracnose diseases.

    How to harvest Headed-Flowered Dogwood

    Generally not harvested.

    How to propagate Headed-Flowered Dogwood

    Seed

    Cuttings

    Take semi hardwood cuttings.

    Layering

    From seed or rooted layers struck in a moist sand-peat mixture.

    Special features of Headed-Flowered Dogwood

    Attractive flowers

    Autumn colour

    Other uses of Headed-Flowered Dogwood

    This low maintenance tree can be grown in containers to add architectural interest to city or roof top gardens as well as informal beds/borders of cottage gardens.