Table Dogwood Cornus controversa
The Table Dogwood is native to China, Japan and the Himalayas and was introduced to Britain before 1880. Sometimes known as the Wedding Cake Tree because of the white flowers and layered appearance of its branches. It is rare and only found in a few collections. It is a member of the Dogwood genus Cornus which includes 30 to 60 species found in Eurasia and North America. Many are grown for their flowers and others for their coloured stems in winter.