Cornus capitata

Bentham's Cornel

A very popular and sought-after flowering tree with a spreading, bushy, semi-evergreen habit. Cornus capitata is also known as Bentham's Cornel and the Himalayan Strawberry Tree and is native to the lowland forests in the Himalayas. In Summer it has beautiful showy, creamy white bracts followed by quirky strawberry-like fruit in the Autumn. Semi-evergreen but can hold its leaf in mild winters in Ireland.

Site: Can take some exposure
Soil: Neutral to acidic Soil
Position: Full sun, tolerates some shade
Season of Interest: Semi-evergreen, Spring flowers, unusual red fruits in Autumn to Winter
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height: up to 40 ft (12m) Spread: up to 25ft (7.5m)

Type | Size: Pot | 9cm
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