Friday 1 May 2015


Cornus capitata is a species of dogwood known by the common names Bentham's cornel, evergreen dogwood, Himalayan flowering dogwood, and Himalayan strawberry-tree. It is native to the low-elevation woodlands of the Himalayas in China, India, and surrounding nations and it is naturalised in parts of Australia and New Zealand. It is grown elsewhere as an ornamental.

This is an evergreen tree growing to 12 metres in height and width. The leaves are gray-green and pale and fuzzy underneath, and several centimetres long. It flowers during the summer in white blooms. The infructescence is a small aggregate of several individual fruits fused into a body 2 or 3 centimetres across. It ripens into a red, berry-like structure and is edible, but sometimes bitter. There are several varieties and hybrids.
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  1. Too bad, no evergreen dogwoods for us. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  2. This is a nice plant, when it is flowering.

    Have a great weekend

  3. I have seen some of those around here, I think. Are the flowers like regular dogwoods?

    1. Yes, Sara, its flowers are very similar to garden variety dogwoods. See: