CORNELIAN CHERRY QUICK GUIDE
- Cornelian Cherry develops fleshy dark-red fruits in mid-summer. The fruit are edible, but fairly sour fresh off the tree. However, cornelian cherry fruit can be used for making tasty syrups and preserves. Birds love the fruit as well!
- Lush, green foliage in summer that turns yellow in fall and drops during winter
- Bright gold flowers on cornus mas cover the branches in late winter, making a glowing effect in the landscape.
CORNUS MAS HEDGE DETAILS
There are a number of immediate benefits to choosing acornelian cherry dogwood
- Dense tree that can be easily shaped into desired hedge shape
- Stunning yellow blossoms in the spring
- Resistant to pests and diseases
- Produces edible fruit in the summer
Cornelian cherry (Cornus Mas) can be grown as a low-branching, multi-stemmed shrub or small garden tree. Cornus mas dogwood is resistant to many different potential pests and diseases. Native to Europe and into western Asia, the Cornelian Cherry Dogwood Tree can grow up to 25 feet tall with a 20-foot spread. It can easily be maintained as a hedge anywhere from 4-12′ tall. The mature Cornelian Cherry tree’s trunk has a distinctive scaly and exfoliating bark.
|USDA Hardiness Zones:||5 - 8|
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|Sun/Shade:||Partial Shade to Full Sun|
|Growth Rate:||Moderate, up to 2’ per year|
|Mature Size:||Up to 12’ height and 4’ width|
|West Coast - Sunset Heat Zones:||1 - 6|
|No major pest or disease issues. Borers, leaf miner, gall midge and scale are all potential insect pests. Potential disease problems include dogwood anthracnose, leaf spot, crown canker, root rot, powdery mildew and leaf and twig blight.|
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Features of Cornelian Cherry Dogwood–
Cornus Mas is tolerant of a wide range of soil types and PH. It grows well in full sun to partial shade. You can easily maintain a Cornelian Cherry Dogwood Hedge anywhere from 4-12′ tall and 2-4′ wide.
Cornelian Cherry is a slow-growing deciduous hedge that can reach up to 12’ height and 12’ width without pruning. It has a very dense habit and naturally develops into a rounded oval shape.
Tight bunches of bright yellow flowers cover the branches in late winter. The hedge also bears bright red cherry-like fruit in summer. The cornelian cherry fruit is eaten by birds and is also delicious when prepared as jams and jellies.
Cornelian cherry works well in small groupings, hedges and landscape borders. The hedge offers multi-seasonal interest in gardens.
Care & Maintenance-
Since Cornus mas or cornelian cherry is a slow-growing hedge, it requires less pruning than some hedges. To avoid crossing, damaged, or badly formed branches, it is important to prune the hedges once in a year. The best time to prune Cornelian cherry hedges is in early spring. As the tree gets older, it is good to prune once every two or three years to maintain its form and shape.
Why Choose InstantHedge For Cornelian Cherry?
Cornelian cherry hedge grows slowly but creates a wonderful privacy hedge. Usually, people start with small Cornus mas whips, but these take about 5 years to turn into anything resembling a hedge. With InstantHedge Cornelian cherry, you can get a perfect hedge right away, anywhere from 3-6′ tall.