|Cornus macrophylla, a
deciduous tree, 8-12m in height, grows to as large as 30cm in
diameter, with green or red-brown ridged branches. Leaves are
opposite, gathering together at the branch tips; blades are 6-15cm
long, 3-7cm wide, ovate-like long-oblong, tips sharply pointed in a
tail way, bases are broadly cuneate, with entire margins. The branch
tops emerge corymbs above the leaves and densely set yellow-white
flowers in them; petals are 4 in number, 4-5mm long, narrow
long-oblong; stamens are four and style one. Drupes are spherical,
approximately 5mm in diameter, mature purple-black in July-October.
Bloom time: June-July.