Cornelian Cherry Dogwood, cornus mas

Cornelian Cherry Dogwood, cornus mas
Item# DA-corncherrydogwood
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Product Description

Inventory as of Nov. 15, 2016: 00 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 91%; Where Harvested (location) - New Jersey

The Cornelian Cherry Dogwood is native to central and southern Europe, and to Asia. It probably was introduced into this country before 1800. Several varieties have been developed since its introduction. This tree grows well in a variety of soils and is tolerant of soil conditions. In the Midwestern United States it reportedly is the longest-lived kind of dogwood tree. Some people grow this dogwood as a hedge, in which case it produces a dense, almost impenetrable thicket of branches. It also can be grown as a large shrub. The Cornelian Cherry Dogwood is relatively free from insect pests and diseases. Some birds feed on the fruit of this tree.Clusters of small, yellow flowers appear in spring. Summer foliage is glossy, dark green, and turns red in fall. Summer fruit is cherry-red. The Cornelian Cherry Dogwood can reach heights of 25 feet and widths of 20 feet. The Cornelian Cherry Dogwood is cold hardy to USDA Zone 4.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water for 48 hours. Stratification: Cold stratify for 90 days or Warm stratify for 180 days. Germination: Sow seed 1/8" deep, tamp soil, and mulch seed bed. Other: Fall sowing in mulched seedbed is prefered to artificial stratification. Also sporadic germination will occur over a 2-3 year period.