Bentham's Cornel, Evergreen Dogwood Cornus capitata - Benthamia capitata , Benthamidia capitata , Cynoxylon capitatum , Dendrobenthamia capitata

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Botanical Name:

Cornus capitata

Family:

Cornaceae

Genus:

Cornus

Species:

capitata

Common Name:

Bentham's Cornel, Evergreen Dogwood

Seeds Per Pound:
18,270
Quantity:
0.54 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
33
Germination:
83%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
20-30 feet
Collection Locale:
Califiornia
Crop Year:
2016
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
7
In Stock: 0.54 lb
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Cornus capitata is a species of dogwood known by the common names Bentham's cornel , Himalayan flowering dogwood , and evergreen dogwood . It is native to the low-elevation woodlands of the Himalayas in China , India , and surrounding nations and it is naturalized in parts of Australia and New Zealand .
* It is grown elsewhere as an ornamental . This is an evergreen tree growing to 12 meters in height and width. The leaves are gray-green and pale and fuzzy underneath, and several centimeters long. It flowers during the summer in white blooms. more...
* The fruit has a bitter-sweet flavour, tasting like an over-ripe banana. The fruit can also be used in preserves. more...
Cornus capitata is a species of dogwood known by the common names Bentham's cornel , Himalayan flowering dogwood , and evergreen dogwood . It is native to the low-elevation woodlands of the Himalayas in China , India , and surrounding nations and it is naturalized in parts of Australia and New Zealand . It is grown elsewhere as an ornamental . This is an evergreen tree growing to 12 meters in height and width. The leaves are gray-green and pale and fuzzy underneath, and several centimeters long. It flowers during the summer in white blooms. The infructescence is a small aggregate of several individual fruits fused into a red body 2 or 3 centimeters across. It is edible but sometimes bitter. There are several varieties and hybrids .
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Physical Characteristics  Cornus capitata is an evergreen Tree growing to 12 m (39ft) by 12 m (39ft) at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone 8. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Jun to July, and the seeds ripen from Sep to November. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. and can grow in very alkaline soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires moist soil.The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.
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Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov