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"Cornelian Cherry" Can be grown in Va, generally pest free and can be grown under the canopy of larger trees. CornusMasBlms5256s.jpg

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1960 Botanical Print, Cornus mas, Cornelian cherry, Dogwood Tree, Vintage Lithograph, Botany Illustration, Home Wall Decor, Kornelkirsche

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Cornelian Cherry, Fruiting Dogwood tree, Cornus Mas. has been enjoyed by humans for millennia. A particular favorite of the ancient Greeks, it was widely planted in medieval monastery gardens throughout Europe. Cherry-like fruits ripen in the late summer and early fall.

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Cornus mas Cornelian Cherry, Cornelian Cherry Dogwood - a must! It's an understory tree - growing 5 x 5 m at a medium rate - so it could fit in perfectly. Can grow in alkaline soils. Atracts wildlife :) Tolerates wind but not maritime exposure. It seems perfect for the north side garden, near the Elder below the Fig tree. Planted bare-rooted 2 year old on April 10th 2015. :) April 21st already in leaf :)

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