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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: 3.5 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 well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered to their own depth with sand or grit. No artificial heat is needed; the seed tray is best left in a cool spot outside and kept moist. Seeds germinate very slowly indeed in the spring after a chilling in the cold compost, regardless of when they are sown. Some seeds may take more than a year to germinate.
(9.24 grams is the minimum order for this item)