A sure sign of spring to come is the blooming of the Cornelian Cherry. In late winter this small tree or multistemmed shrub will feature tiny, star-like flowers of golden yellow before the appearance of the foliage. This low-maintenance dogwood prefers full sun to part shade and tolerates clay soil. It may be grown as a shrub or trained as a small tree. Profuse, glossy, red oblong edible fruit in late summer are both very ornamental and make great preserves.
Mature size: 15 ft tall x 10 ft wide.Minimum temperature: -20° F