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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:18 pm    Post subject: Where to buy Cornus Capitata? Reply with quote

Hi all,

Planning my new garden, and I've fallen in love with a tree called Cornus Capitata. It also has a few other names: evergreen dogwood, himalayan strawberry tree, or Bentham's Cornel. There are a handful of Mature specimens growing around Cork.

I've contacted a few garden centres, but they don't have it, trying to sell me Cornus Kousa instead, but it's not evergreen.

Anybody know where I might get a Cornus Capitata?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Future Forests in Kealkill sell one for 15.

I have one in a pot but I don't think I want to sell it yet.

I love the fruit on it but you'll have to wait a few years for that.

http://www.futureforests.net/cg_broadleaf.htm

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As an idea, and depending what part of the Rebel county you're from, there's a firm called Future Forests near Kealkill. They have a web site so it may be productive to email them.

If you know where the existing trees are, the owners may allow you to take a couple of cuttings, especially if they happen to be pruning in the winter.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to have overlapped with KS but at least great minds think alike? Good luck with your quest.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all,

Looks like a trip to west Cork is in order!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, good luck. The natives are pretty friendly at this time of year.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can vouch for that, they even serve up tea and biscuits.
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