Cornus Mas (Cornelian Cherry)
|Common Name(s)||:||Cornelian Cherry|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Spring Interest,Summer Interest,Autumn Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Autumn Colour,Inedible Fruit,Peeling Bark,Yellow Flower|
|Mature Size||:||Small (under 10m)|
|Tree Type||:||Deciduous Broad Leaf|
|Tree uses||:||Small Gardens,Garden|
The Cornelian Cherry gives a very long period of interest.
Introduced in the late 1890s, the Cornelian Cherry gives a very long period of interest.
A native of central and southern Europe, it won the Award of Merit in 1929.
From February onwards when the small, yellow flowers appear on the bare twigs this Cornus puts on a great display.
The bright red, cherry-like fruits are edible, and the leaves turn a delightful reddish purple in autumn.
Often grown as a multi-stem bush, we have managed to raise ours on a single stem to 1.8m with a well balanced and compact crown.
A very good choice for parks. It thrives on most soils.
Mature height: 5-10m