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Cornelian Cherry

Cornus mas

Also known as

Cornel Sorbet, Edible Dogwood, Cornel, Sorbet, Cornejo Macho

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

4m

2.5m

Min

2.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Cornelian Cherry Overview

This species is a fast growing upright, spreading, deciduous tree, The leaves are elliptical-oval and glossy dark green; they are arranged oppositely. The flowers are profuse yellow and will appear in the spring; they cover the branches. It will grow to a height of about 7m.

How to propagate Cornelian Cherry

Layering

Propagate from seed or rooted layers struck in a moist sand-peat mixture.

Seed

Cuttings

By hardwood cuttings in winter.

Special features of Cornelian Cherry

Attracts bees

Other uses of Cornelian Cherry

Banks, hedging, specimen, ornamental, fruit. Spring/Winter interest.

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