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 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 fruits are eaten by birds and are 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 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-
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 Cornelian cherry Instanthedge, you can get a perfect hedge right away, anywhere from 3-6′ tall.