Cricket Hill Garden

Cornelian Cherry, 'Aurea'

$ 38

Cornus mas 'Aurea'

Ornamental golden foliage form of Cornelian Cherry. The leaves are bright yellow in early to mid-spring when they emerge gradually turning a bright, light green in summer. Bears red fruit in late summer.


Size at maturity: 10-20' tall and and 7-8' wide.

Site Selection: Ideally full-sun location, but will also grow and fruit in dappled sun locations. Adaptable to a range or soil types provided the planting location is well drained. Prefers a pH of around 6.5.

Cultivation: Self-fertile trees require little attention once established. Cornus mas can be trained as a small standard tree or as a multi-stemmed shrub. For a mature tree it is only necessary to prune out dead, broken or crossed branches.

Zone hardiness, Pests, & Diseases: Hardy to USDA zone 5-7. Pest and disease free. Birds and critters will compete with humans for the harvest.

Plant size: Grafted tree, 1-2' tall.

When we ship:
 Available for late summer/fall 2021 shipping. 

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