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Common name: Bentham's cornel, Himalayan flowering dogwood, Evergreen dogwood
Plant Classification: Hardy shrub
Minimum Height: 1.5 meters
Maximum Height: 2.4 meters
Seeds per gram (approx.): 10
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 thinly with sand or grit with no artificial heat needed. 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, although odd ones may come up at any time.
(9.24 grams is the minimum order for this item)