Plant Family: Cornaceae

Botanical Name: Cornus mas

Alternative Name: Cornelian cherry dogwood

Duration: Perennial

Blooms: Fruit, showy and edible

Location In Garden: TBA

Medicinal Uses: The fruit is edible, but the unripe fruit is astringent, meaning it contains a substance whose chemical compound tends to shrink or constrict body tissues. The fruits were widely used to treat dysentery and diarrhea. The leaves or bark of the plant can be used to treat various skin ailments such as: eczema, skin infections, intestinal parasites, veal skin, ringworm, gout and more.

Category: Tree

Height: Each tree can grow up to 15 to 25 feet. 

Sun Exposure: Full sun light to partial shade.

Bloom Color: Yellow.

Bloom Time: March

Foliage: Showy

Attributions: Low mantenance, uses moderate water. Attract birds and can tolerate deers and clay soil.

For More Information: Dogwood