Cornelian Cherry – Cornus mas

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Bonsai or garden plant with attractive flowers and gorgeous red fruits.

The Cornelian Cherry makes a great informal or slanting bonsai with single or multiple trunks. It is a fast grower and is best trained as a medium to large size bonsai.  

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The Cornelian Cherry makes a great informal or slanting bonsai with single or multiple trunks. It is a fast grower and is best trained as a medium to large size bonsai.  

Bonsai Location

Outdoor

Bonsai Difficulty

Beginner

Bonsai Styles

Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk

Bonsai Size

Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Additional Features

Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants

In the Garden

Cornus mas is a medium to large deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 5–12 m tall, with dark brown branches and greenish twigs. The leaves are opposite, 4–10 cm long and 2–4 cm broad, with an ovate to oblong shape. The flowers are small (5–10 mm diameter), produced in clusters of 10–25 together in the late winter, well before the leaves appear – making for a lovely show as the plant becomes covered with a golden haze of blooms.

Propagation

The wood from this tree is extremely dense and does not float. This density makes the wood extremely strong and ideal for tool making. Once germinated, this tree will do well in a pot if watered regularly and given a feed when flowering.

Common Name:Cornelian Cherry
Scientific Name:Cornus mas
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 10
Climate:Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam, Saline, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Yellow
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:2-5m
Tree Full Width:2-5m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants
Growing Information

In the Garden

Cornus mas is a medium to large deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 5–12 m tall, with dark brown branches and greenish twigs. The leaves are opposite, 4–10 cm long and 2–4 cm broad, with an ovate to oblong shape. The flowers are small (5–10 mm diameter), produced in clusters of 10–25 together in the late winter, well before the leaves appear – making for a lovely show as the plant becomes covered with a golden haze of blooms.

Propagation

The wood from this tree is extremely dense and does not float. This density makes the wood extremely strong and ideal for tool making. Once germinated, this tree will do well in a pot if watered regularly and given a feed when flowering.

Product Details
Common Name:Cornelian Cherry
Scientific Name:Cornus mas
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 10
Climate:Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam, Saline, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Yellow
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:2-5m
Tree Full Width:2-5m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants