- Common Name(s):
- Japanese cornel dogwood
Easy to transplant when young; exfoliating brown, gray, and orange bark; difficulty to find in nursery trade.
Seasons of Interest:
Foliage: Fall Bloom: Summer, early Fruit: Summer-Fall, red berries Bark: Winter
Wildlife Value: Fruits are attractive to birds and plants provide nesting sites. Members of the genus Cornus support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Gonandrena) fragilis, Andrena (Gonandrena) integra, and Andrena (Gonandrena) platyparia.
Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: No serious insect or disease problems.
- 15-25 ft.
- Cluster of short-stalked, yellow flowers with drooping bracts on naked stems in early spring; 0.5 in. shiny, red fruit in clusters in fall
- Sun to partial shade; range of soil types
- Picturesque; multi-stemmed; low branches; oval to round habit
- 10-15 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- 4 in. opposite, simple leaves; purple fall color
NCCES plant id: 1967