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Cornus mas

Cornus mas

Cornelian Cherry

Regular price $35.00 CAD
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This beautiful small tree comes to us from southern Europe and western Asia, and is a valuable addition to any garden. Clusters of tiny bright yellow flowers burst forth in late winter to early spring from naked branches. This cheerful early display eventually produces an abundant crop of attractive cherry-like red fruit, that can be used for preserves, or left for the birds to enjoy. Exfoliating bark completes the picture in winter. Winner of the Cary Award for Outstanding Plants for New England Gardens, and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gold Medal



Hardiness Zone:  Zone 4 to Zone 8
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Shade
Height: 4.5 m to 7.5 m
Spread: 3.6 m to 6.0 m
Soil Requirements: Average moist organically rich soils, tolerant of clay soils
Bloom Time Late winter to early spring
Planting Time:
Use: Specimen tree, mixed borders, screening, edible gardens
Flower Colour & Shape: Clusters of tiny bright yellow flowers borne on bare branches before leafing out. Flowers become showy clusters of tart, edible bright red oval fruit.
Foliage: Ovate dark green leaves, lighter beneath. Foliage may take on purple tones in fall.
Benefits: Early flowers, edible fruit, exfoliating bark

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