Genus Cornus Species angustata Cultivar 'Elsbry' Empress of China® Patent 14537 Common Name Empress of China Dogwood Zone 6 to 9 Habit upright. Moderate growth rate., Vigorous Height 15 to 18 Feet Spread 12 to 15 Feet Foliage dark green foliage. Evergreen. Flower Hundreds of blooms make this plant stand out, Large white bracts in spring. Flower Color White Fruit Red fruit in fall. Birds love it! Culture Partial sun to full shade Category: Flowering Tree Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window) Description Photo courtesy of Southern Living Plant Collection.