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  • Cornelian Cherry - Dogwood for Sale

    Cornelian Cherry - Dogwood for Sale

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Cornelian Cherry - Dogwood

Cornus Mas


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Growing Zones: 4-9
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-30 ft.

Mature Width:

15-20 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


20-25 ft.

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Chill Hours (minimum):


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Cornus Mas

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Low-Maintenance and Cold Hardy Cherry Tree

The First Flowers of Spring.....and Berries!

A first cousin to the American Dogwood - the Cornelian Cherry is amazingly versatile. Left to itself, it will form a thick dense shrub that is perfect for screening and hedges. Apply just a little trimming and you have one of the most beautiful small trees around. Either way, the Cornelian Cherry will provide a year-round show of beauty!

It will be one of the first plants to bloom in the spring; branches covered with clusters of fuzzy yellow star-like flowers. This show is followed by dark shiny green leaves and then accented by the beautiful bright red olive-like berries which ripen in the late summer.

In the fall, your Cornelian Cherry provides a jazzy mahogany red display, as the leaves begin to turn and. Just when you think the show is over - Your Cornelian Cherry comes back with an encore, as its bark begins to exfoliate and curl, revealing shades from gray to brown, in a visually pleasing display of texture and color. The Cornelian Cherry is truly the master of multi-seasonal beauty.

Draw in Wildlife, and Enjoy the Show!

If you are a lover of wildlife and nature, your Cornelian Cherry will provide you with a never-ending show, as the birds and other wildlife are drawn to the tantalizing ruby-red berries that hang in clusters from its branches. The berries are edible and full of nutrients. Although a little on the tart side - the Cornelian Cherries (or Cornels) are perfect for making preserves, syrups and other delightful treats.

Plant your Cornelian Cherry in any exposure, from full sun to full shade; It will adapt. Space the plants 15 to 20 feet apart and ideally plant two or more for proper pollination. As the tree matures, it will reach a height of 15 to 30 feet, with a spread of up to 20 feet across. In its native habitat, the Cornelian Cherry lives upwards of 150 years; how's that for HARDY!

  • Low Maintenance
  • Hardy to -30°F
  • Disease & Pest Resistant
  • Berries Attract Wildlife
  • Edible Fruit with Complex Flavor (great for preserves & syrups)
  • Early Bloomer
  • Extremely Adaptable
  • Flowing Natural Form (Broad Arch)
  • Train as Large Shrub -or- Small Tree

The Cornelian Cherry is a Unique and Delightful Addition to any Landscape.

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Tough Tree
I planted the tree early last fall (2016) and the trees stayed dormant until late winter this year (2017) and survived the cold and snowy winter. Both trees then had few nice shaped gold flowers. Now in the middle of the spring (2017) lot of leaves are out and growing, in spite of all the hail and rain, warm and cold weather cycling here in Portland Oregon. I expect I will have a few samples of fruit by next year. I noticed a lot of these trees growing in Hillsboro at Jones Farm campus and found out from a Turkish coworker that the berries are great for kidney stones. Later I found out the berries are loaded with all kinds of Vitamins and great for making drinks and jelly.
April 24, 2017
1 year ago
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Looks a little tired and shriveled. Hope they both perk up!
July 25, 2016
Schenectady, NY
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Cornelian Cherry - Dogwood

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Cornelian Cherry - Dogwood.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Cornelian Cherry - Dogwood gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Cornelian Cherry - Dogwood again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Inexpensive, unusual, easy to maintain, fruit is healthy
Marquita H on Aug 3, 2017
For it's unique attributes all year and for the wildlife
shannon v on Apr 7, 2017
Inexpensive, unusual, easy to maintain, fruit is healthy
Marquita H on Aug 3, 2017
It was different
Cheryl W on Jun 6, 2017
For it's unique attributes all year and for the wildlife
shannon v on Apr 7, 2017
Because it says it can grow anywhere.
JUNERO A on Aug 26, 2016
Nice variety, hard to find items, informative web site, easy to use online ordering.
Peter R on Aug 6, 2016
visiting New York, Central Park and my wife fell in love with the tree
GUILLERMO A on Aug 3, 2016
A cherry tree, in the dogwood family, yup...sounds like a winner! We are experiencing some incredible heat here since we planted this, so I'm watching it closely. The yellow blossoms, as opposed to pink, also intrigued me. I am looking forward to a show next fall, so keep on growing!
Lori K on Jul 14, 2016
I need a plant to form a hedge in full shade
Lawrence J on Jul 3, 2016
a very favorable write-up about this tree appeared in our newspaper. I am a tree person.
william b on Mar 24, 2016
It was different
Cheryl W on Jun 6, 2017
Because it says it can grow anywhere.
JUNERO A on Aug 26, 2016

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