Cornus elliptica /Evergreen Flowering Dogwood

Cornus elliptica  / Cornus elliptica
Tree in full bloom in southeast Louisiana in late May and early June in Zone 8
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Scientific Name: Cornus elliptica
Common Name: Evergreen Flowering Dogwood
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Selected varieties evergreen, while seedings may be evergreen or deciduous. It looks very much like Cornus kousa with its white flowers and red fruit, but is adapted to much warmer climates. Relatively new plant for southern landscapes that is worthy of more use where a small flowering tree is needed.