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Cornelian Cherry (Cornus mas)

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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
Origin:  Southern Europe, Western Asia
Attributes:  Deer resistant, edible fruits, attracts birds
Jefferson documented

On March 31, 1774, Thomas 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.

Arrives in a 2 gallon pot.


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