Scientific Name: Cornus mas Form: Round
Common Name:Cornelian dogwood , Cornelian cherry Texture:Medium
Family Name:CornaceaeHabit: Upright, Spreading
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous, Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):3 - 5m x 3 - 4m
Origin: Europe, Central / west Asia Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Lustrous, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers clustered, (Floriferous), (Corymb-like), Yellow, Feb- Mar
Fruit: Drupe, Red, Jul- Aug
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Mixed shrub border, Screening, Specimen plant, Spring interest, Wildlife food, Woodland margin
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.