Cornus mas
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Cornus mas

Cornelian cherry

  family cornaceae 
  genus cornus 

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Genus  Cornus Species  mas Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Cornelian cherry Family  CORNACEAE Specimen number  S10378 Data source  GrUnFr p92;MedPl p193;UnFruit pp213-222
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  25' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-08b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Cornus mas can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. It needs a bit of a cold spell with temperatures below 15� Fahrenheit to do its best.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  astringent   febrifuge Medicinal parts  Fruit Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The fruit is bright red colored and 5/8 inch oblong shaped. It is plum-like, tart and sweet with good acidity. As a food source, Cornus mas is often used in preserves, in sweets and as juice. In the distillery, Cornelian cherry is made into alcohol. This plant is most commonly used fresh or pickled. This species is thought to have beneficial uses as either an astringent or a febrifuge. Traditional medicinal remedies are made from the fruit.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style  Orchard Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period  Jun 01 - Nov 30 Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Preserves   Sweets   Pickled   Fresh   Alcohol   Juice Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts bright red colored and 5/8 inch oblong shaped Flavor / texture  plum-like, tart and sweet with good acidity
Horticulture notes  No special fertilization is necessary for Cornus mas to produce fruit. Produce is ready from June through November.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Cornus mas is a woody perennial. Cornelian cherry is deciduous in nature.

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