- Common Name(s):
- Cornelian cherry dogwood
- Aurea, Spring Glow, Variegata
Flaking bark; easy to transplant; tough, adaptable, large shrub to small tree; spreads by suckers.
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.
- 20-25 ft.
- Yellow flower clusters in early spring; small red fruit in mid summer
- Sun to partial shade; range of soil types, including heavy clay
- Multi-stemmed; oval-rounded; dense network of fine stems; usually branched to the ground
- 15-20 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- 2-4 in. opposite, simple, dark green leaves; last into late fall; non-showy to purple red fall color
NCCES plant id: 1966