Japanese Cornelian Cherry (Cornus officinalis) in the Dogwoods Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Edible Parts: Fruit
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects

Just beginning to open.

Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Dec 23, 2013 2:58 PM

Found growing in China, Japan, and Korea where it is used as a food and a medicinal plant. Cornelian cherry juices are reported to be rich in potassium, calcium, sodium, iron, zinc, manganese, and copper.

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treehugger On March 13, 2016 Plant emerged
The flowers opened up today. This is really too early but the weather has been so warm. The pollen isn't showing but as soon as it does I'm pollinating the flowers so I might get fruit. The snow which is scheduled for this coming weekend along with colder temperatures will surely kill the flowers. (Maybe)
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