Scientific Name: Cornus mas
Common Name: Cornelian dogwood, Cornelian cherry
Family Name: Cornaceae
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous, Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 3 - 5m x 3 - 4m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Mixed shrub border, Screening, Specimen plant, Spring interest, Wildlife food, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Lustrous, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers clustered, Yellow, Feb-Mar
Fruit: Drupe, Red, Jul-Aug
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 (<8mm), yellow, in clusters of 10-25 in early spring; fruit dark red, ellipsoid. Winter ID: bark dark brown, exfoliating; flower buds round, numerous.