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Cornelian Cherry Dogwood, European Cornel - Cornus mas (latin)

Areas of origin: Central and southern Europe, Asia Minor. Indigenous to France.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 10m, width up to 10m (32.8').
Foliage: Deciduous.
Type of soil: All.
Hardiness: Hardy to -23°C.
Exposure: Semi-shade to full sun.


Properties and uses:
Early bright yellow flowers before the leaves in February and March. Equally good planted alone or within a hedge. The nectar is early in the season. Bright red fruits in the summer are edible in conserves. Medicinal uses, astringent tonic.

List of Cornus:
Bloodtwig Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea), off white blossom in May - June, red stems in winter
Chinese Dogwood (Cornus kousa), small white flowers in May - June, red foliage in the autumn
Red Barked Dogwood (Cornus alba), small creamy white flowers in May - June, bright red stems in winter
Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida), superb star shaped blossom at the beginning of spring, red foliage in the autumn
Japanese Cornel Dogwood (Cornus officinalis), yellow blossom, abundant and scented as early as February, edible berries
Wedding Cake Tree (Cornus Controversa Variegata), Magnificent variegated green and off white foliage that will take a red tint in the autumn. It has a spreading shape and an extremely sculptural aspect. Abundant blossom from May to June.

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