Deciduous shrubs and more rarely small trees with four-petaled flowers in early spring, followed by often edible fruits in autumn, Their leaves are opposite and often take on spectacular hues in autumn.
Latin name: Cornus mas
They grow in fertile, neutral or slightly acid, drained soils, in full sun or partial shade.
Use tree as specimens or plant in rows and shrubs in groups and hedges.
Typical species are propagated by seeds that germinate after a long cold-moist stratification period of several months.
Propagate cultivars by grafting and hardwood cuttings in winter.
Round-shaped shrub with green leaves that turn yellow in spring. Yellow flowers appear on bare shoots in February and march, followed by red, edible fruits in autumn.