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Cornus mas


Cornelian Cherry

Spreading, open habit. Oval dark green leaves turn to reddish-purple in autumn. Tiny yellow flowers appear in February.

There are several ‘fruiting’ forms selected for their abundant astringent pearl drop fruits that make excellent compotes and jams.

 (C. and S. Europe)

General attributes

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Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Slow growth rate Slow growth rate
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Flowering month - February Flowering month - February
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Shade tolerant Shade tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune