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Genus 'Cornus'

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Cornus alternifolia
Cornus controversa
Cornus florida
Cornus mas
Cornus nuttallii

Cornus mas (Cornelian Cherry)

Cornus mas

Native: Central and south-east Europe

Location: Planted in gardens of all sizes for its winter blossom and attractive fruits.

Often shrub-like

Foliage

Leaves are almost round with three to five pairs of veins.

Uses

Berries may be made into syrup or jam.

Flowers

Cornus mas

Flowers open in February and March, before the leaves unfold. Each is about 0.4cm across.

Fruits

Cornus mas

Fruit is large, about 2cm long, ripening in September.