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Cornus mas 20-40cm

Cornus mas 20-40cm

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Product Description

Cornus mas, commonly known as Cornelian cherry, is a deciduous shrub or small tree native to Europe and Western Asia. It is celebrated for its early spring bloom of small, yellow flowers and its bright red, edible berries that ripen in late summer. Here's a brief description along with cultivation tips:


  1. Climate: Cornus mas is well-suited to temperate climates and is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 8. It can tolerate a wide range of temperatures and is even capable of withstanding occasional frost.

  2. Sunlight: Plant Cornelian cherry in a location that receives full sun to partial shade. While it can tolerate partial shade, it tends to produce more flowers and fruit in full sun.

  3. Soil: This shrub is adaptable to various soil types but prefers well-draining, loamy soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. It can tolerate some drought but performs best in consistently moist soil.

  4. Watering: During the establishment phase, provide regular watering to help the plant develop a strong root system. Once established, Cornus mas is relatively drought-tolerant but benefits from occasional deep watering during dry spells.

  5. Pruning: Prune Cornelian cherry in late winter or early spring while it is still dormant. Remove any dead or diseased branches, and shape the shrub as needed. You can also prune to maintain a single-stemmed tree form if desired.

  6. Fertilization: In most cases, Cornus mas doesn't require heavy fertilization. If the soil is poor, you can apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring.

  7. Pest and Disease: This shrub is generally pest and disease resistant. However, keep an eye out for common garden pests like aphids or scale insects, and treat any infestations promptly.

  8. Propagation: Cornelian cherry can be propagated from seeds, cuttings, or by layering. Seeds require a cold stratification period before planting. Semi-hardwood cuttings can be taken in late summer.

  9. Flowers and Fruit: Cornus mas produces clusters of small, yellow flowers in early spring before the leaves emerge. These flowers are a valuable early food source for pollinators. In late summer, the bright red, cherry-like fruits ripen and are edible when fully ripe. They can be used to make jams, jellies, or eaten fresh.

  10. Landscape Use: Cornus mas is often used in landscaping as an ornamental shrub or small tree. Its early spring bloom and attractive, edible fruit make it a valuable addition to gardens and as a naturalized hedge or windbreak.

Cornus mas is a versatile and hardy shrub that can provide both ornamental beauty and edible harvests. Its early spring flowers and late summer fruit add diversity and interest to your garden while attracting pollinators and wildlife.


A phytosanitary certificate (for additional costs of €20,00) is necessary for export plants from Italy to ALL destinations out of EUROPEAN COMMUNITY.

Among which: United Kingdom Turkey, South America, USA, CanadaAustralia, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, etc.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.


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Plant height: 20-40cm

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