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Cornelian Cherry Dogwood - Cornus mas

Cornelian Cherry Dogwood (Cornus mas)

Feature tree The earliest blooms of spring can be found on the Cornelian Cherry Dogwood (Cornus mas). This species stays small as a large shrub or small tree. Height can reach 20 feet with an equal spread. Cornelian Cherry Dogwood blooms in late March to early April. The flowers are small and yellow in color when no other plant is blooming. This creates a striking color against a barren background.
The fruit resembles a small red cherry, hence the common name Cornelian Cherry. This species is very cold hardy (including the flowers). It is also pest resistant and drought tolerant. Fall color is a light purple with a yellowish leaf margin. Cornelian Cherry is an excellent choice for a small space as a specimen, or it can be mass planted in large open areas or near larger buildings. I rate this tree as an excellent specimen for about any property. Definitely a feeling that spring has arrived.