The evergreen dogwood (Benthamidia capitata) belongs to Cornaceae (the Dogwood family). It is a semi-tall, evergreen to semi-evergreen tree that is native to the Himalayas, northern India and China. This tree typically grows to 6-8 m in height. The leaves are dark green above and gray-green below, ovate to lanceolate, leathery and rough to the touch. The older leaves eventually drop in spring as new growth appears. The white flowers bloom in late spring to early summer. The showy parts of "flower" are the four, petal-like bracts. After flowering, it produces fleshy, edible, strawberry-like berries that ripen in clusters in fall.