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Cornus Mas - 'Variegata' (Cornelian Cherry)

Cornus Mas - 'Variegata' (Cornelian Cherry)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Winter), Variegated green-white Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Cornus Mas Description

This deciduous shrub is much cherished for its flowers- producing clusters of yellow flowers on bear winter stems. Foliage also turns an impressive red in autumn. An ideal specimen or grown at the rear of a bed. 5m x 5m.


Cornus Mas - Cultivation Notes

This shrubby Cornus flourishes in any fertile well drained soil and can be planted in sun or partial shade. Avoid pruning - removing only dead, diseased and dying wood if possible


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Cornus Mas:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Produces winter flowers

Design & Plant Use for Cornus Mas:

  • Provides extended interest with blossom, berries and autumn colour
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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