Cornus masCornus mas

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Cornus mas
  • PRONUNCIATION: (kor'nus mas)
  • COMMON NAME: Corneliancherry Dogwood
  • FAMILY: Cornaceae
  • NATIVITY: Central and Southern Europe and western Asia
  • GROWTH HABIT: Large multi-stemmed shrub or small tree, oval-rounded
  • SIZE: 20 to 25' (height) by 15 to 20' (spread).
  • HARDINESS: Zone 4 - 8.
  • CULTURE: rich, well-drained soil, prefers sun to partial shade
  • LANDSCAPE USE: A bird-attracting plant.
  • FOLIAGE:opposite, simple, ovate to elliptic, 2 to 4" long
  • BUDS: Flower-borne in axillary position, appear stalked, valvate, globose with silky appressed pubescence
  • BARK: Exfoliating, scaly and flaky, gray-brown to rich brown
  • FLOWER: flower variety
  • FRUIT: Oblong drupe, bright cherry red
  • PROPAGATION: cuttings
  • PESTS: None serious
  • CULTIVARS:

 

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