Here is a very unusual edible plant that is in the dogwood family but produces a bright red cherry red fruit that is very tasty. This plant tends to grow as a large shrub though it could easily be pruned to look like a small tree. They can grow to over 10 feet tall and bushy when left to their own growth habits. They are hardy from zone 4-8 They can grow in full sun to partial shade and are self-fertile. A very unusual and exotic fruiting plant that makes a very useful and attractive addition to the landscape with bright yellow flowers very early in spring. These are about 6- 12 inch tall seedlings. In 2010, my cornelian cherry set fruit for the first time. I was only introduced to this plant a few years ago and was very excited to see the first fruit set. After tasting them, I wished that I planted more than one. I describe the fruit as mix between and sweet and sour cherry with a hint of something else thrown in. It is very unique. If you are a person who enjoys small berry and small fruit plants, this is a definite must have for your landscape. The tasty fruit along with the spring blooms make this a dual purpose plant. Law prevents shipment of this plant to California, Oregon, Washington Hawaii.