Cornus mas 'Golden Glory'
Description: A spreading deciduous shrub or small tree bearing masses of golden yellow flowers on naked twigs in Feb/March, followed by glossy green leaves that turn purple. Produces small, glistening-red, edible cherry-like fruits in autumn, which may be used in pies or jam, but are bitter and generally needs copious quantities of sugar.
History: In cultivation since 1970. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
Cornus Growing Tips: Thrives in fertile, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil. Unsuitable for shallow, chalky soils.
Height and Spread (after 10 years): 3m x 3m