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Species: Cornus mas

(kore'nus mass)

Cornus mas

Corneliancherry Dogwood; Cornelian Cherry

Found on Course Walks

Dogwood & Common Shrubs;
Cornus, Viburnum, and Friends - Winter Identification, Dogwood & Common Shrubs

Map of plant locations

(Plant location data may be incomplete)

In Collection(s):

Recommended Urban Trees Collection

Cultivars

There are many cultivars of this plant. Particularly in Europe it is used as a food plant and many high-yield fruiting cultivars exist there, occasionally some are available in the U.S.

'Alba', 'Aurea', 'Aureo-Elegantissima', 'Elegant', 'Flava', 'Fructu Violaceo', 'Golden Glory', 'Macrocarpa', 'Nana', 'Pioneer', 'Redstone', 'Spring Glow', 'Variegata'

Ornamental Characteristics

Tree < 30 feet

18' (spread 15' - 20')

Deciduous

rounded; multi-stem, occasionally grown a single stem

Environmental Characteristics

Full sun, Part shade

5a

Can tolerate acid to alkaline soil (pH 5.0 to 8.0)

Yes

Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below

Insect Disease

pest free

Bare Root Transplanting

Easy

Other

Native Central and Southern Europe and Western Asia.

Moisture Tolerance Graphic

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Moisture Tolerance

Moisture graphic
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil
Consistently moist, well-drained soil
Occasional periods of dry soil
Prolonged periods of dry soil
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