Botanical Name: Cornus mas
Common Name: Cornelian-cherry Dogwood
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Height: 20-25' Spread: 15-20' Habit/Form: Oval, multi-trunked tree Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 4 to 7
Cultural Requirements: Plant in full sun to part shade in most soil conditions; may have some difficulty when sited in a wet location. Very urban tolerant.
Ornamental Characteristics: Produces abundant, yellow blooms for several weeks in early spring before leaves emerge. Clean, medium-green summer foliage has ineffective yellowish-green fall color. Bright red fruits are numerous and attract wildlife in mid-summer.
Uses in the Landscape: Use as a specimen plant, in mass, or near patio.
Butterfly Caterpillar/larval Host: Spring/Summer Azure
Nectar Source/Butterflies Attracted:Snout Butterfly
Birds Attracted: Songbirds
Plant Appeal for Birds: Fruits ripen in July
Plant tolerant of occasional or temporary flooding
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