Cornus mas (Cornelian Cherry)
Native: Central and south-east Europe
Location: Planted in gardens of all sizes for its winter blossom and attractive fruits.
Leaves are almost round with three to five pairs of veins.
Berries may be made into syrup or jam.
Flowers open in February and March, before the leaves unfold. Each is about 0.4cm across.
Fruit is large, about 2cm long, ripening in September.