Zones: 5 to 8
Mature Height: 20 feet
Mature Spread: 20 feet
The Cornelian Cherry or Cherry Dogwood is an early blooming small dogwood bearing tiny yellow flowers. A year-round ornamental with nice fall colors and edible 3/4-inch bright scarlet berries. Since it blooms before most other trees or plants it is a welcomed sight in a bare garden. Rounded and multitrunked with gray and tan bark. When planted with an evergreen background or where it will be backlit from the sun this tree is even more beautiful.
When choosing a location, keep in mind that the Cornelian Cherry has a moderate growth rate. It grows up to 20 feet in height and 20 feet in spread. It can be planted in zones 5 to 8. Prefers full sun to light shade and moist soil that is rich on organic matter. Will tolerate clay soils.
How To Start These Seeds:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: Cold stratify for 120 days
Germination: sow seed 3/8 inch deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Other: Natural fall sowing in mulched beds
Seed Count Per Packet:
This packet contains 25 hand-sorted, high-quality seeds.
If refrigerated upon receipt, these seeds can be stored for up to a year before you decide to use them.