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Bare Root Cornelian Cherry (Cornus mas)

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Trees & Shrubs


Hardy shrub or small tree
Description:  Clusters of tiny golden yellow flowers appear before the leaves in early spring
Habit:  Reaches 20' high and wide, rounded shape
Culture:  Prefers part shade to full sun and well-drained soil, but is adaptable
Hardiness:  Cold hardy to USDA Zone 4

On March 31, 1774, Jefferson recorded in his garden diary planting four "Ciriege Corniole" or Cornelian Cherries, and sixteen other varieties of fruit trees and vegetables.  The Cornelian Cherry is a native to southern Europe and western Asia, and has been cultivated since ancient times for the fruit it produces.  Excellent for preserves and syrup, the fruit of this plant can be harvested in early summer.

This plant will ship bare root.  3/16" diameter.

Bare root planting tips:

~ If you can't plant immediately, store your plant in a cool location and keep the roots moist or pot in a container with a nursery potting mix from your local garden center.
~ Before planting, let the roots soak for several hours as you prepare the site.  You'll want to dig a large enough hole so the root mass can spread out and the plant is at the same soil level as when it was growing in the nursery.
~ Once planted, water it in well and wait a month before fertilizing.  Mulching will help to maintain moisture and raise soil temperatures for faster growth.

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