Common name: Bentham's cornel, Himalayan flowering dogwood, Evergreen dogwood
Plant Classification: Hardy shrub
Minimum Height: 1.5 meters
Maximum Height: 2.4 meters
This outstanding shrub or small tree bears long-lived "flowerheads" of enormous, impressive, buttercup-shaped flowers, consisting of waxy, creamy butter-coloured bracts, followed by red, strawberry-like fruits. This is certainly the best of all the cornus species growable from seed and seed is already stratified.
Sowing advice: These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and cold-stored for several months. They should be sown into a well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered to their own depth with sand or grit. No artificial heat needed and the seed tray is best left in a cool spot and kept moist, seeds sometimes germinating very slowly indeed in cool conditions in the spring, whenever they are sown. Some seeds may take more than a year to germinate.
$4.16 / packet