Cornus elliptica Empress of China 'Elsbry' is a gem of an evergreen tree with copious pointed white flowers and purple winter foliage.
Cornus elliptica Empress of China 'Elsbry' is a gem of an evergreen tree, with elegant, pointed white flower bracts produced in profusion in May and June, glossy green leaves that turn purple in winter and drop in the spring when new growth appears, and berry like red fruit. The fruits are edible but are generally left to the birds. Best grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained, sandy soils in full sun to part shade. Grows 12-20' tall and wide.
Common Name: Evergreen Dogwood
Family: Cornaceae (The Dogwood Family)
Zone Hardiness: 6-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Width: 10' and over
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Forests, slopes, and stream sides from 300-2200 metres.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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