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Empress of China' Dogwood

  • Empress of China Evegreen Dogwood
  • Empress of China Evegreen Dogwood displays an abundance of flowers that will stop traffic!
  • Empress of China Evegreen Dogwood as the flowers fade, the beauty remains. We absolutely LOVE this tree
  • Empress of China Evegreen Dogwood with branches smothered in gorgeous white dogwood bracts
  • Empress of China Evegreen Dogwood is not to be outdone - the fruits come on and give this tree a beautiful and colorful display of red and green just as the holidays approach
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'Empress of China' Dogwood

Cornus angustata 'Elsbry' PP14537

 

Yes, an evergreen dogwood! But what’s even more admirable about this small, highly ornamental tree (Cornus angustata) is the really long bloom season. It typically starts in mid-May, and the blooms may last until early July. They are small, like a Kousa dogwood, but they make up for size with their numbers. And blooming at a time when few other trees are blooming. The graceful, yet vigorous branches are weighed down with blooms. Up to 150 white blooms in one branch!

Not only does it have an exceptional bloom count, but equally beautiful fruit and unheard of garden vigor. Glossy, leathery bright green leaves average 3 inches long and an inch wide persist through the winter months, then slough off after the new growth emerges in spring.

The 1 1/2 inch blooms are fantastic. They open a lime green color and mature to a beautiful creamy white. The blooms are crowded so densely along the branches that an Empress of China in full bloom will stop passers-by. Once the blooms drop, the pretty fruit will attract songbirds into the garden for a late summer and fall feast.

Empress of China can take the heat and humidity of the deep South yet be just as happy in Maryland. It prefers partial shade, but if you give it too much the flowering will suffer a bit. We recommend that you plant the tree in a part of your garden that does not receive the intense afternoon sun.

This is one of the most prolific blooming dogwoods we have ever seen, and it starts blooming at an early age. Although we cannot guarantee it, our larger 3 and 5 gallon size plants have been known to bloom their first season.

Like the native dogwood, C. angustata requires acidic and well-drained soils.

In short supply and difficult to find, this is a dogwood that will not disappoint.

 

Features

Key Features Creamy white blooms in early summer
Plant Type Trees
USDA Zones Hardy to USDA zones 6-9
Exposure Shade to part sun
Dimension 15-18'H x 13-15'W
Growth Rate Vigorous

 

 

Care

Water Water as needed
Soil Type Well-drained garden soil
Fertilizer Early spring
Pruning  
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