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C O M M O N N A M E: Cornelian Cherry Dogwood
F A M I L Y: Cornaceae
H A B I T: Deciduous Tree
O R I G I N: Central, Southern Europe; Western Asia
Z O N E : 4 to 8
H E I G H T: 15 to 25 feet on average
S U N : Full sun or partial shade
S O I L : Rich, moist and well-drained
T A G S : shade tree, exfoliating bark, red fruit, multi-season interest, edible fruit, disease and pest resistant,wildlife attractor
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Yellow fuzzy clusters of blooms in early spring months precede glossy and deep green foliage. Leaves have noticeable veins, 2 1/2 to 5 inches in width, opposite, simple and oval.
Its reddish fruit is a favorite among birds; they and other wildlife consume it as quickly as they appear in clusters in the mid-summer to late summer months.
C A R E
A low-maintenance and cold hardy species, it can be trained as a shrub or small tree. Organic soils are preferred for its optimum growth and visual display.
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