tree, shrub

Cornus mas | Cornelian Cherry Dogwood

Cornelian Cherry Dogwood is often grown as a shrub but can be trained to become a small tree. Early bloomer—flowers appear on bare stems before leaves emerge. Red berries are edible and used to make preserves—if you can harvest them before the birds. Yellow or red fall color. Accepts sandy to heavy clay soils; prefers moist soil. Canopy coverage: 314 square feet.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -10F

Growth Rate: moderate

Height: 20 feet high

Width: 20 feet wide


Foliage Color: bright green

Flower Color: yellow

Flower Season: spring, winter

Wildlife: birds