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Cornus mas Golden Glory

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

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Foliage

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Flowering month - February Flowering month - February
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Needs well draining site Needs well draining site
Shade tolerant Shade tolerant