Cornelian Cherry dogwood
Small, deciduous tree with rounded to oval habit.
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.
Blooms early. Bears edible fruit.
20' at maturity
15' at maturity
Rounded to oval
Small yellow flowers borne in clusters. With the early bloom time, flowering is quite showy.
Dark green, glossy turning green-yellow with some reddish purple tints in fall.
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.