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Cornelian Cherry Dogwood


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Common Name: Cornelian Cherry Dogwood

Botanical Name: Cornus mas

Plant Type: Shrub

Plant Size: Up to 15 feet

Typical Bloom Time: March

The cornelian cherry dogwood is a medium to large deciduous shrub or small tree with dark brown branches and greenish twigs. Its flowers are small, featuring four yellow petals produced in clusters of up to 25 together well before the leaves appear. The plant's fruit (called a "drupe") is sometimes confused with a cherry due to similarities in shape and color. At Conservatory Garden, the cornelian cherry dogwood can be viewed at Vanderbilt Gate.


Photo by Dirk Smets

Park Locations

Conservatory Garden

East side from 104th to 106th Street