[NAFEX] Cornus capitata
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
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8, cool Mediterranean climate
mild rainy winters, mild dry summers
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