cornelian-cherry - Cornaceae Cornus mas

Bark

cornelian-cherry Bark

Bud

cornelian-cherry Bud

Twig

cornelian-cherry Twig

Flower

cornelian-cherry Flower

Form

cornelian-cherry Form
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Taxonomy

FamilyCornaceae
GenusCornus
Speciesmas
Common Namecornelian-cherry
iTree CodeCOMA

Plant Form

Formshrub with upward stems
Height25 feet
Spread0 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliageegg-shaped or elliptic with a pointed tip and a wedge shaped base. Dark green on top with light green below, both with long appressed hairsLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barkgrey brown, flaky bark
Budflower stalked with axillary buds on short twigs nearly round, enclosed by downy (covered in fine hair) boat-shaped bracts. Leaf buds are downy and not very obviousBud Arrangement Information IconOpposite
Twigtwigs are angled, green with reddish streaks. They also have short appressed hairs
Flowerdense, short stalked, 4 yellowish bracts at the base of each cluster, yellow petals
Fruitoblong fruits about .6 inch long, cherry red coloring
Fall Colorleaves often absent in late fall, purpleish red color otherwise

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min4aMin-99.0SoilUnknown
Max8aMax-99.0SprayUnknown

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
UnknownUnknownUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. Native
Region of Origincentral and southern Europe, and western Asia