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Cornelian Cherry Dogwood

Cornelian Cherry Dogwood (Cornus Mas) makes an attractive hedge, screen, or border for a diverse range of outdoor spaces due to its notable showy bright yellow flowers in the spring. Cornus Mas Dogwood grows easily in average well-drained soil and is simple to maintain throughout the year.


Cornelian Cherry Growing Regions
  • Cornelian Cherry Dogwood 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.


Choosing Cornelian Cherry Dogwood provides a number of immediate benefits

  • Dense cornelian cherry 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. Cornelian Cherry Dogwood Tree is Native to Europe and Western Asia, it 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 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
Deer Resistance: Yes
Watering Requirements: Moderate
Growth Rate: Moderate, up to 2’ per year
Mature Size: Up to 12’ height and 4’ width
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
West Coast - Sunset Heat Zones: 1 - 6
Pest/Disease Issues:
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.

Landscape Gallery

  • Cornus mas Cornelian cherry InstantHedge after 2 weeks of planting in a public garden

    A public garden can be made more private with a hedge border like this Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas).

  • Cornus mas Cornelian cherry elegantly framing water feature in a commercial suburban estate pond

    This water feature is elegantly framed by Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas).

  • Cornus-mas-Cornelian-cherry-hedge-privacy-windbreak-country-cottage-garden-estate-landscape

    Cornus mas makes a wonderful screen and windbreak in country gardens, also providing fruit to birds.

  • Planting Cornus mas cornelian cherry InstantHedge after digging the trench

    Cornus mas InstantHedges look finished and full on the day of planting.

  • Planting Cornus mas Cornelian InstantHedge cherry filling

    Cornus mas is a beloved landscape plant often used for hedges. Plant one in a day.

  • Planting Cornus mas Cornelian cherry planting InstantHedge filling

    Plant a beautiful, fruit-bearing hedge in 1 day with a Cornus mas InstantHedge.

  • Digging trench to plant Cornelian mas Cornelian cherry to have an abundant supply of beautiful cherries

    Cornus mas berries can be used in cooking - have an ample supply by planting an InstantHedge.

  • Cornus mas, Hecke

    Red fruits on Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas) make this hedge different from the rest.

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    This Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas) hedge has a soft leafy texture along this frequently-traveled path.

  • Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas) providing privacy in suburban areas

    Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas) is an excellent choice for framing this landscape display.

Features of Cornelian Cherry Dogwood–

Cornelian Cherry Dogwood 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 Cornus Mas Hedge anywhere from 4-12′ tall and 2-4′ wide.

Growth Habit-

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.

Landscape Use-

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 Dogwood 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.