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Commonly known as Cornel, Cornelian cherry
Small yellow flowers on naked twigs in February
Good to know - planted in Britain since the 16th century or before, probably for the edible fruits which were made into preserves. Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
Pests & Diseases - none.
Place of Origin - Europe and western Asia.
Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
Height - 5m (15ft)
Spread - 5m (15ft)
Deciduous - oval, dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long turning red-purple in autumn.
Tall Shrub - vigorous, spreading shrub or small tree. Fleshy, oblong, red fruit is produced in summer.
Full Sun - shelter from cold winds.
fertile well drained soil - humus rich.
Neutral to acid soil
Rounded to broadly spreading
GARRYA elliptica 'James Roof'
Silk tassel bush, Quinine bush
Available from £17.50
Available from £25.00
CORNUS kousa var chinensis
Available from £20.00
Common hawthorn, Quickthorn, Bread and cheese, May
Available from £1.25
Buy Varieties of CORNUS mas
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5