SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens - Fort Bragg, CA, Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA
Needs ample water. Fruit may be a litter problem unless planted away from human habitats. Good for wildlife.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Himalaya.
Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.
Has Partly Deciduous foliage.
Height: 20 - 40 feet.
Width: 20 - 40 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Lanceolate to Oval, Gray Green or Light Green, Red, Purple or Multicolored, Partly Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant Cream or Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Purple or Red Drupe, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter.
Bark Red Brown, Exfoliating.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 8, 9 and 14 - 20.
USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 9.
Exposure Partial Shade to Full Shade.
Clay or Loam Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Beetle Borers and Scales, Anthracnose, Phytophthora and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Fire Resistance is Favorable.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cornus capitata Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 25, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cornus-capitata >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI