The Cornelian Cherry Dogwood can take on either a tree or shrub-like appearance depending on pruning and placement, reaching a height of 25 feet with a 15 foot canopy. Though ‘cherry’ is in its name, it is in fact a dogwood and produces beautiful cherry-like edible fruit.
The bloom and color of the Cornelian Cherry Dogwood is very similar to Forsythia, blooming as early as March. There are many great qualities that make this tree ideal for our area. For one, it is tolerant of deer, clay soil, and the fruit attracts many different types of birds, making it great for the home bird watcher! Additionally, like many dogwoods, it can handle full to partial sun, making it a versatile choice for many landscapes. What’s more, we are growing these on our farm and they’ll be ready for you to see for yourself soon!