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Scientific Name: Cornus mas
Pronunciation: KORE-nus MASS
Common Name: Cornelian dogwood , Cornelian cherry
Family Name: Cornaceae
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous, Tree - deciduous
Key ID Features: Tree small, round, deciduous tree, multi-stemmed; leaves opposite, ovate, glossy, dark green,typical dogwood look with heavy parallel main veins; flowers small (< 8 mm), yellow, in clusters of 10 to 25 in early spring. Winter ID: fruit dark red, ellipsoid; bark dark brown, exfoliating; buds round, numerous.
Course(s): HORT 2355, CLT Training

Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:3 - 5m
Spread:3 - 4m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Mixed shrub border, Screening, Specimen plant, Spring interest, Wildlife food, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
Cornelian dogwood , Cornelian cherry
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Pinnate venation
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Yellow, Red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Entire
Additional Info: Spectacular fall colour, 4-10 x 2-4cm; margins may curl upwards

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Corymb-like, Flowers clustered
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:4
Corolla Shape:Cruciform
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Feb, Mar
Additional Info: 10 - 25 per culster; occur on bare stems before forsythia flowers

Fruit Type: Drupe
Fruit Colour: Red
Fruiting Time: Jul, Aug
Additional Info: Showy, Up to 2 x 1.5 cm, edible when dark red (used and jams and sauces with orange and sugar).

Bark Morphology: Showy, Exfoliating
Bark or Stem Colour: Red, Tan, Brown, Dark brown
Leaf Bud Type: Narrowly conical
Leaf Scar Shape:Round

Propagation: Seed, Greenwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Deer resistant, Drought resistant, Anthracnose, Nematodes, Root rot, Scale insects, Stem borer insects, Thrips
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