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Cornelian-Cherry Dogwood

A unique member of the dogwood family. One of the earliest small trees to bloom in the spring. Its yellow flowers and arching branches add excellent ornamental interest to your landscape. Grows in partial shade. Flowers last from one to three weeks, followed by edible red elongated fruits. Fruit is similar to a tart cherry and is suitable for jellies, preserves, and making wine. Also called European cornel. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late summer. Seedling. For proper pollination, plant two or more.

Cornelian-Cherry Dogwood

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  • Cornelian-Cherry Dogwood

Characteristics

Zone Range 4 - 8
Bloom Color Yellow
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Small - Medium
Ripens/Harvest August
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Taste Tart, Juicy
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 3 - 4

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Bare-root Trees

Trees that are shipped without soil to ensure good contact with soil in your yard. When shipped, they are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. When they mature, they will be one of three sizes*:

Dwarf

Matures to be about 8-10' tall and wide. Provides an abundance of full-size fruit.

Semi-Dwarf

Matures to be about 12-15' tall and wide. Gives maximum fruit yield per square foot.

Standard

Matures to be about 15-25' tall and 20' wide. A multi-purpose fruit and shade tree.

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Top-grade, potted trees chosen to give you a head start on growing. When shipped to you, they are about 3-4' tall.

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