Evergreen, Trees, Semi-evergreen
All dogwoods offer attractive foliage and blossoms; some have spectacular fruit or winter bark. Leaves of many types turn brilliant colors in fall. What appear to be flower petals in many dogwoods are actually bracts—petal-like modified leaves. These surround the inconspicuous true flowers.Cornus capitata
Himalayan native hardy to 15°F/-9°C. Not reliably evergreen; may drop all its leaves in cold weather, and often loses half of them in mild winters. To 20-30 ft. tall and wide, with 2 to 4-in.-long, gray-green leaves; some turn red or purplish in fall.
Unless grown from cuttings, trees don't flower until 8 to 10 years old, but when they do bloom, they are delightful. Small springtime clusters of flowers are surrounded by four to six 1-1/2-in. to 2-in. creamy to pale yellow bracts. Large (1-in.), showy, strawberrylike crimsonfruit in fall can be a litter problem, though birds may do some of the cleanup for you.
Himalayan native hardy to 15°F/-9°C. Not reliably evergreen; may drop all its leaves in cold w...
Hardy to –15–F/–26–C. Hybrids between Mollis azaleas and R. viscosum
Native to Balearic Islands and Corsica. Dainty-looking but tough plant, forming dense foliage tuft 3&n...