Cornus elliptica (Pojark.) Q.Y.Xiang & Boufford

Evergreen Dogwood

Family: Cornaceae

Genus: Cornus

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.

Other synonyms include: Cornus kousa var. angustata Chun, Cornus angustata (Chun) T.R.Dudley.

Introduced to the US by T.R.Dudley and the US National Arboretum in 1980.


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