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Cornus mas

Common Name(s):
Cornelian cherry dogwood
Cultivar(s):
Aurea, Spring Glow, Variegata
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Flaking bark; easy to transplant; no serious insect or disease problems; tough, adaptable, large shrub to small tree; fruit attracts birds; spreads by suckers

Height:
20-25 ft.
Flower:
Yellow flower clusters in early spring; small red fruit in mid summer
Zones:
4-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil types, including heavy clay
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Multi-stemmed; oval-rounded; dense network of fine stems; usually branched to the ground
Width:
15-20 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
2-4 in. opposite, simple, dark green leaves; last into late fall; non-showy to purple red fall color

NCCES plant id: 1966

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