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Cornus capitata, Benthamia fragifera, Dendrobenthamia capitata, Himalayan Strawberry tree, Ewergreen Dogwood, Bentham's Cornus

Cornus capitata, Benthamia fragifera, Dendrobenthamia capitata

Himalayan Strawberry tree, Ewergreen Dogwood, Bentham's Cornus
Family: Cornaceae
Origin: China to the Himalayas
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterYellow/orange flowersEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A small evergreen tree, leaves a paler green underneath, with prominent ribs. The extraordinary red fruit body is composed of 30 or 40 pink, fused, roughly six-sided fruits each with a stubby, central-style remnant. It is interesting to watch the different stages of development of the fruit, which is eaten in India, starting from a tiny granulated green knob subtended by four bracts whose shadows can be seen long after the bracts fall.


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