Cornus capitata has produced a satisfactory crop of fruit this year. A deciduous wide canopied tree from China. Growing here at RBGE in the shelter of the east gate lodge. A spreading canopy of deciduous foliage amongst this the fruit colouring and agglomerated similar to a strawberry. Despite the hard, corky exterior appearance it is soft and fleshy within.Native to the Himalayas, seed sown to raise this plant was collected in Nepal between Dhunche and Dhimsa in an area of disturbed evergreen trees and shrubs at c. 2000 metres.