Cornelian Cherry

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Available Fall 2021

Cornelian Cherry- Cornus mas is a Dogwood with edible fruit. It has been grown in Eastern Europe for thousands of years. It blooms very early, February in the south- March in the north, so its abundance of flowers are a welcome pollen and nectar source for early foraging bees. Flowers are available for about 3 weeks.

Cornelian Cherry is a small tree like all dogwoods reaching 20′ to 25′ at maturity. It is hardy in zones 4 to 8. The bright red fruit is about 5/8″ long and 1/2″ wide and while it can be eaten fresh it is more often used in syrups and preserves.

The healthy dark green foliage makes a good summer screen with showy spring flowers. Fall color is nonexistent. Leaves drop while still green at the first frost.

A good tree with food for us and our bees.

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