Leaf: Opposite, simple, ovate to elliptical, entire with arcuate veins, 2 1/2 to 5 inches long, dark green above, lighter below. Flower: Monoecious; small (1/8 inch) yellow, in tight small (1 inch across) clusters, very numerous, appearing before the leaves in early spring. Fruit: Elongated, bright red drupe, 1/2 to 3/4 inch long, ripening in late summer. Twig: Slender, glabrous, purplish red and green, turn brown the second year, pith white, leaf buds slender and pointed,
flower buds much larger and round. Bark: Dark gray to reddish brown, scaly, curling, exfoliating patches. Other Names: Cornelian Cherry Dogwood Zone: 4 to 8 Growth Rate: Moderate Plant Type: Multi-stemmed deciduous shrub or small tree. Family: Cornaceae Native Range: Europe, western Asia Height: 15 to 25 feet Spread: 15 to 20 feet Shape: Rounded to Oval Bloom Time: March-April Bloom Color: Yellow Flower/Fruit: Early bloom time, flowering is quite showy of small yellow flowers
in rounded clusters followed by edible 1/2 inch bright red fruits shaped like an olive. Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade Fall Color: Mostly a mix of green and yellow with some purple-red highlights. Drought Tolerance: Moderate Water: Medium Maintenance: Low Site Requirements/ Soil Tolerances: Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, organically rich soils. Culture: Promptly remove root suckers to control spread.
Responds well to pruning and may be used as a hedge plant. Uses: Valued for its very early spring bloom. Best as a hedge, screen or foundation plant or as a specimen or grouping in the shrub border. May be naturalized in open woodland or naturalized areas. May also be trained as a small tree. Bonsai.
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