Cornelian Cherry Dogwood
This Cornelian cherry dogwood variety is a multi-stemmed deciduous small tree. The growth habit is round or oval. These trees require well drained soil that get at least four hours of daily sunlight. They will not survive constant soaking in dense soils. Birds love their bright red fruits.
Height: 20′ – 25′
Width: 15′ – 20′
Exposure: Sun (4 hours minimum) to part shade.
Fruit / Flower: Drupe red berry .5″ – 1″. Yellow flowers.
Fall Color: Yellow to red purple.
Water: Water needs are average requiring 1 inch of water per week in the form of rainfall or manual watering. They are reasonably tough and will recover from drenching or parched conditions.
Fertilizer: Use a general slow release fertilizer in early spring and again 3 months later.
Pruning: This Dogwood tends to form multiple leader stems, therefore, to train as a small tree, select a main leader as a trunk and prune off competing shoots. Hard pruning can be performed after the flowers have faded in spring (you will lose fruits for that season).
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