Cornus officinalis Cornus

Cornus

Description:  Vigorous, spreading, multi-stemmed deciduous shrub or small tree with rough, exfoliating, brown bark and ovate dark green leaves that turn red-purple in autumn. Yellow flowers are produced in loose umbels, followed by edible bright-red fruits.

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

Attributes

  • Flowering month: January
  • Scented foliage
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Autumn colour
  • Attractive bark
  • S Size: Small

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