Endangered. Fast-growing flowering small tree. In spring 10cm wide umbels of creamy white flowers clothe branch and red twig tips, very showy against its deep green foliage. Lance shaped leaves are smooth margin-ed and turn a deep purple in the fall. Plump fleshy black fruits are loved by birds. Shrub form when young; becoming tree like when older. Lovely alligator bark when mature. Drought tolerant; great shade tree hardy enough for the street plantings. A great plant for pollinators.
- Seed Count: 10-12
- Collection Date: Oct 2013
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Height and Width: 12m x 8m
- Germination test type: float & cut
- Family: Cornaceae
How to germinate Cornus walteri seeds:
Soak seed 24-36 hours. Cold stratify at 2-4C for 2-3 months in moist sowing mix (peat & coarse sand) whether in the fridge or unheated greenhouse. Germinate at 18-20C. Sprouted quickly for us; sow thinly if sowing in pots. A thin layer of mulch helps maintain soil moisture.