Bothrocaryum controversum seed
Cornus controversa (wedding cake
It is also sometimes referred to as Bothrocaryum contraversa (Hemsl.) Pojark when seeds are offered for online sale.
The variety C. controversa ‘Variegata’ has leaves with cream margins, which turn yellow in autumn, and grows to a lesser size than its parent – typically 25 ft (8 m). It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.