Cornelian Cherry Dogwood Tree

Cornelian Cherry Dogwood Tree

Cornelian Cherry Dogwood Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Cornus mas
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 8
Growth_Rate:   Moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; range of soil types including heavy clay
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Multistemmed ; oval rounded; dense network of fine stems; usually branched to the ground
Height:   20 to 25'
Weight:   15 to 20
Leaf:   2 to 4" opposite, simple, dark green leaves; last into late fall; nonshowy to purple red fall color
Flower/Fruit:   Yellow flower clusters in early spring; small red fruit in mid summer
Comments:    Flaking bark; easy to transplant; no serious insect or disease problems; tough adoptable large shrub to small tree; fruit attracts birds; spreads by suckers
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Aurea, Spring Glow, Variegata