[NAFEX] Cornus capitata

Diane Whitehead voltaire at islandnet.com
Thu Nov 29 01:02:48 EST 2007

On 28-Nov-07, at 8:56 PM, Donna &/or Kieran wrote:

.. a dogwood tree at the Nashville arboretum, .. it was their  
Evergreen dogwood, ....  How hardy are they supposed to be?

Sunset magazine says they are OK to -9 C (15 F ) but they aren't  
reliably evergreen.  They are from the Himalayas, and though we think  
of their snowy tops, the lower elevations are home to subtropicals.  I  
don't know the elevation where they grow.

The only ones I have seen are ones my friends have grown from seed.   
This is always a good way to get a tree that will thrive for you, and  
all the ones I have seen are growing well here at the southern end of  
Vancouver Island, though at -10 C even our native trees can take a  

Diane Whitehead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8, cool Mediterranean climate
mild rainy winters, mild dry summers

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