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Cornelian Cherry dogwood

Cornus mas

Interesting Flower Staff Favorite Valuable to wildlife

Characteristics:
Small, deciduous tree with rounded to oval habit.

Growing Conditions:
Sun to partial shade in well drained soil. Prefers moist, rich, well-drained soil, but relatively adaptable; can be trimmed up at the base to make more tree-like and reveal the exfoliating bark better.

Uses:
Blooms early. Bears edible fruit.

Height:
20' at maturity

Width:
15' at maturity

Shape:
Rounded to oval

Flowers:
Small yellow flowers borne in clusters. With the early bloom time, flowering is quite showy.

Leaves:
Dark green, glossy turning green-yellow with some reddish purple tints in fall.

Bark:
Showy exfoliating bark and has a scaly mix of gray and tan. Relatively attractive and adds to multiseason interest.

Native of Europe and Western Asia.