Dogwood, Cornelian-cherry

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This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.

Scientific Name:
Cornus mas


Native to:
Central and southern Europe and western Asia

Mature Height and Width:
20-25 feet by 15-20 feet

Additional Notes:
Cornelian-cherry dogwood is well-adapted for management in small urban spaces as a small single stem tree, in a clump, or pruned into a hedge.  Its fruit is sour and astringent but can be processed to make a jam, sauce, or dried fruit.  The fruit is distilled to make spirits across much of its native range in Europe and southwestern Asia.