Cornus officinalis

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  • Common Name: Japanese cornelian cherry
  • Plant Story:

    A spreading, multi-stemmed deciduous small tree, Cornus officinalis features small yellow flowers that appear ovate to elliptic dark green leaves that turn pale yellow to purplish-red in the fall. Flowers are followed by oblong red fruits in the fall. Flowers occur earlier than other species.

  • Type: Shrub Deciduous
  • Bloom Season: Spring
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Planting Zone: 5-8
  • Height: 15-25 ft
  • Spread: 15-25 ft
  • Light Requirements:Part Shade
  • Suggested Uses: Spreading
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to: Birds,
  • Plant Deer Resistant:Yes
  • Plant Potential Pests:No serious problems
  • Form: Not available
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Remove root suckers. Best in well drained soil. Some afternoon shade preferred.


Japanese cornelian cherry - Additional Photos