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Cornus mas

Cornus mas - Cornelian-cherry Dogwood

More About Cornus mas

  • Small, yellow flowers, blooming before forsythia
  • Oval, glossy, red fruit, held in clusters, are attractive to birds
  • Drooping, glossy, green leaves turn to dull purple in the fall
  • Bark on mature wood exfoliates in the fall
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Zone:

4

Height:

5-6 m

Spread:

6-7 m

Colour:

Yellow
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Cornelian-cherry Dogwood Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in medium moisture and an acidic, well-drained soil, however, they will tolerate a range of light levels. Can be grown as a specimen tree or shrub.


Cornus mas Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fruit
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Rounded
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Hedge
Specimen
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Cornus mas

Get more info on Cornus mas 'Golden Glory'

Cornus mas 'Golden Glory'

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Get more info on Cornus mas 'Aurea'

Cornus mas 'Aurea'

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