Category: Tree - Evergreen
Zones: 7 to 9
Size: 15 to 20' tall and up to 15' wide
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Evergreen to semi-evergreen tree with glossy, bright green leaves, narrower than other species, to 3" long. Leaves fall in spring as new growth begins. White bracts surround the true flowers in late spring. Berry-like fruits, red in autumn.
Published in Fl. China 14: 216 in 2005.
Basionym Cynoxylon ellipticum Pojark.
The PlantList says the accepted name is Cornus capitata subsp. angustata Q.Y.Xiang but Tropicos says that is a synonym of Cornus elliptica.
Introduced to the US by T.R.Dudley and the US National Arboretum in 1980.