Cornus mas

Cornelian Cherry
Cornus mas
Cornus mas
Cornus mas

I fell in love with this large shrub for its ability to be pruned into the perfect little multi-stem with plenty of stems and a very neat, domed crown. 

The bonus is, of course the display of bright yellow flowers during the late winter months which is always a delight at that time of year.  If you are lucky, it will become covered in red, cherry-shaped, edible fruits in autumn, perfect for jelly making or simply for the birds to enjoy.

Key Facts: 

Flowers:  Late winter (February), masses of small yellow flowers.  

Fruit:  Oval, cherry sized stone fruits.

Leaves:  Elliptical.

Autumn colour:  Pale yellow to orange.

Ultimate height:  3m

Uses:  Shrub grown for winter (flower) interest.