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botanical name:
Cornus mas
Cornus mas © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Cornelian cherry
family:  Cornaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 6.00m
width: 6.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: red
main season: February
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
The twigs of this broad rounded shrub or small tree are studded with little clusters of tiny yellow flowers in late winter followed by fleshy bright red, cherry-like fruits in late summer.

cultivation:
Best in sun, but will tolerate deep shade.

usage:
Fruits are edible.

other notes:
From Southern Europe and Western Asia.

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