Cornelian Cherry (Cornus mas 'Flava') in the Dogwoods Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8a
Plant Height: 15 to 25 feet
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: .5 to 1 inch fleshy yellow drupes
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Flowering Tree
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

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SkirtGardener On November 17, 2020 Obtained plant
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