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Empress of China Dogwood - 3 Gallon Pot
Empress of China is a hardy evergreen Chinese Dogwood with a graceful, yet vigorous growth rate and loads of flowers - up to 150 flowers per branch! Get all the details below!

Empress of China Dogwood - 3 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 3 GALLON POT
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Empress of China Dogwood
Cornus angusta 'Elsbry'  Empress of China PP14537

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone

Note: For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, where this Dogwood variety is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

Chinese evergreen dogwoods, Cornus angustata, are a relatively new group of landscape trees. Although they've been around since the 1990's, they aren't widely seen in landscapes, partly because many selections lack the floriferous quality of deciduous varieties. But that's all changed with 'Empress of China', a new variety that shows off an abundance of flowers - up to 150 flowers per branch. 

Empress of China grows vigorously up to 18 feet tall and 15 feet wide with a graceful, upright form. The flowers start bright green and open to white, blooming over an extended period of time from May until early July! Translucent, strawberry-like fruits follow and persist through winter to provide additional interest in the landscape and food for the birds. Last year, the leaves on ours Empress of China remained bright green all the way through November, then gradually turned reddish-purple until spring when new growth eventually pushed the old leaves off.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing in an upright habit with a gracefully pendulous form 18 feet tall and 15 feet wide, Empress of China can be grown as a large shrub or lower branches can be removed to form an attractive, small tree. Because it keeps foliage year round, Empress of China is also suitable for use in partially shaded to shaded areas as a buffer or screen to block out unwanted views. Also effective to frame the corners of homes and to provide beauty and some shade around patios, porches and other outdoor living spaces. In a small, intimate space where an enclosed feeling is desired, the spreading branches can provide a pleasant natural roof. (Some pruning of the lowest branches might be necessary for this use.)  Dogwoods always fit perfectly in the edges of woodland borders. A fine addition to white theme gardens, Azalea gardens, cottage and woodland gardens.

Suggested Spacing:  8 to 10 feet apart for solid hedge; 18 feet or more apart for space between trees




Cultural Preferences

Dogwood trees are easy to grow when planted right and in the right spot. They prefer a moist but well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. As with many other types of ornamental trees, constantly soggy or wet soils can be problematic. Though dogwoods will tolerate full sun, we think they look and perform their best with some shade or filtered sun during the hottest part of summer afternoons.

Note:  Find helpful advice from our experts under the Planting & Care tab above on desktop screens or below on mobile phones. 




Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Tree or Large Shrub
Height at Maturity:  15-20'
Width at Maturity:  10-15'
Spacing:  8-10' for solid hedge; 18'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Broad, Upright
Growth Rate:  Slow to Moderate
Flower Color:  White
Flower Size:  3"
Flowering Period:  Spring
Flower Type:  Single
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Medium to Dark Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Sun Needs:  Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, Filtered Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Low when established
Soil Type:  Clay (Amended), Loam, Sand, Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained
Soil pH:  5.0 - 6.5  Slighty to Moderately Acidic 
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low when left in it's natural form
Attracts:  Pollinating Insects, Visual Attention, Songbirds
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Heat, Insect, Mildew



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