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.
Leaves2-4 feet long, opposite, smooth
FruitResemble coffee berries, yellow to orange to bright red
FlowerSmall, yellow, bloom in late winter
BarkDark gray to reddish brown