Growing Info: Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours. Stratification: cold stratify for 120 days. Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Cornus sessilis is a species of dogwood known by the common names blackfruit cornel or blackfruit dogwood and miner's dogwood . This is a shrub or small tree which is endemic to northern California , where it grows along streambanks in the Cascades , Sierra Nevada , and the coastal mountain ranges. It is a tree of the redwood understory in its native range.
This dogwood may approach five meters in height at maximum. It is deciduous , bearing deeply-veined oval green leaves in season which turn red before falling. Its inflorescence is a cluster of tiny greenish-yellow flowers surrounded by thick, pointed bracts .
The fruit is a round drupe about a centimeter wide which is white when new and gradually turns shiny black. The fruit attracts many birds.