Cornelian Cherry Dogwood

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. The cornelian cherry dogwood can be viewed near the Hans Christian Andersen statue and beside Vanderbilt Gate.

  • Leaves

    2-4 feet long, opposite, smooth
  • Fruit

    Resemble coffee berries, yellow to orange to bright red
  • Flower

    Small, yellow, bloom in late winter
  • Bark

    Dark gray to reddish brown

Where to find the Cornelian Cherry Dogwood