Giant Dogwood Cornus controversa - Swida controversa
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Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
warm stratify for 120 days, cold stratify for 90 days.
Sow seed 1/4 inch deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Cornus controversa (wedding cake tree), syn. Swida controversa, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Cornus of the dogwood family Cornaceae, native to China, the Himalayas and Japan. It is a deciduous tree growing to 50 ft (15 m), with multiple tiered branches. Flat panicles of white flowers appear in summer, followed by globose black fruit. The leaves turn a rich red-purple in autumn. It is cultivated in gardens and parks in temperate regions. more...
* A gorgeous tree with horizontal branches creating a tiered effect, accentuated by the masses of small near-white flowers on every branch; fruit a blue-black berry;shiny leaves turn red in fall; resistant to anthracnose; native to China and Japan.
* The leaves are used in folk remedies to relieve pain and reduce swelling. more...
* The fruit provides an oil used in the lubricating and soap industry. more...