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Cornelian Cherry

Adds Unique Floral Sweetness to Fruit Preserves
Adds Unique Floral Sweetness to Fruit Preserves
  • SKU: 39788
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Cornelian Cherry

Description
An easy-to-grow fruit tree that's a breeze to incorporate into the landscape. Growing just 15- to 25-ft. tall with a compact, branching habit, it has unique exfoliating bark and dark, glossy green foliage that turns purple-red in the fall. Its attractive yellow flowers bloom in the spring and its red, elongated fruits ripen in August. Tart, cherry-like fruit can be used in preserves, baking, juice and wine—as well as attracting birds and wildlife. Plant in partial shade, and plant 2 or more for better fruiting. Zones 4-8.
Product Details
  • FormUpright rounded small tree, dense and compact branching
  • LightPartial shade
  • Height15 - 25 ft
  • Spread12 - 18 ft
  • Spacing20 - 25 ft
  • Zones4-8
  • FoliageOpposite, simple leaves, 2-4" long, dark glossy green tuning to purple-red in fall. Bark is flaky, exfoliating and gray-brown.
  • Flower FormTiny acid-yellow flowers are borne in dense umbels less than an inch across.
  • ColorYellow flowers
  • BloomsEarly spring before the forsythia. Flowers last one to three weeks.
  • FruitRed elongated fruits shaped like an olive. Between 1/2- 1 inch long. Fruit is similar to a tart cherry.
  • Soil RequirementsRich, moist, well-drained soil
  • PruningPrune damaged, diseased, and dead limbs. Limbs that grow inward toward the center of the tree. About third of the new growth (from that year) annually, while trees are dormant.
  • PollinatorPlant 2 or more for better pollination & fruiting.
  • CommentsUnique exfoliating bark and compact branching habit makes this small tree easy to incorporate into the landscape. Fruit can be used in preserves, baking, juice and wine, as well as attracting birds and wildlife.
  • Yield30-40 lbs of fruit on a mature tree.
  • Botanical NameCornus mas
  • DepthPlant in the spring in a sunny location. Place the plant in the hole at the same level it was grown by the nursery. This is where the roots start and the tops shoots begin. Spread the roots out evenly. Gently work the soil around the roots do not pack the soil. Water plant thoroughly.
Shipping Schedule

Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

Spring 2019 Shipping Schedule for Plants
Zones Annual Vegetable Plants  Potatoes  Sweet Potatoes
1A-4A 5/13/19 - 5/31/19 3/25/19 - 6/14/19 5/20/19 - 6/7/19
4B 5/13/19 - 5/31/19 3/25/19 - 6/14/19 5/20/19 - 6/7/19
5A 5/13/19 - 5/31/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 5/13/19 - 6/7/19
5B 5/13/19 - 5/31/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
6A 4/22/19 - 5/31/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
6B 4/22/19 - 5/31/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
7A 4/22/19 - 5/31/19 2/25/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
7B 4/1/19 - 5/31/19 2/25/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
8A & B 4/1/19 - 5/31/19 2/18/19 - 6/14/19 4/22/19 - 6/7/19
9A & B 4/1/19 - 5/31/19 2/11/19 - 6/14/19 4/22/19 - 6/7/19
10A & B 4/1/19 - 5/31/19 2/11/19 - 6/14/19 4/15/19 - 6/7/19
Last Order Date 5/27/2019 6/10/2019 6/3/2019
Zones Onion Plants  Fruit Trees Bareroot Roses
1A-4A 4/1/19 - 5/10/19 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 4/15/19 - 5/31/19
4B 4/1/19 - 5/10/19 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 4/15/19 - 5/31/19
5A 3/25/19 - 5/10/19 3/18/19 - 6/7/19 4/1/19 - 5/31/19
5B 3/25/19 - 5/10/19 3/4/19 - 6/7/19 3/18/19 - 5/31/19
6A 3/4/19 - 5/10/19 3/4/19 - 6/7/19 3/4/19 - 5/31/19
6B 2/25/19 - 5/10/19 3/4/19 - 6/7/19 3/4/19 - 5/31/19
7A 2/18/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/7/19 2/25/19 - 5/31/19
7B 2/11/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/7/19 2/25/19 - 5/31/19
8A & B 1/28/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/7/19 2/18/19 - 5/31/19
9A & B 1/7/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/7/19 1/21/19 - 5/31/19
10A & B 1/7/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/7/19 1/21/19 - 5/31/19
Last Order Date 5/6/2019 6/4/2019 5/27/2019
Zones Tropicals & Houseplants Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 4/29/19 - 6/7/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 4/29/19 - 6/21/19
4B 4/29/19 - 6/7/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 4/29/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/29/19 - 6/7/19 3/18/19 - 6/21/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 4/29/19 - 6/7/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 4/29/19 - 6/7/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
6B 4/29/19 - 6/7/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/18/19 - 5/24/19
9A & B 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 5/24/19
10A & B 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 5/24/19
Last Order Date 6/3/2019 1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 5/20/19
1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 5/20/19

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Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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