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Cornus officinalis

Classification

Order: Cornales
   Family: Cornaceae
            Genus: Cornus
                        Specie: Cornus officinalis

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 15 ft (4.5 m)

Cultivation: Fertile, well-drained, neutral?acidic soil

Features: Leaves turn reddish purple in autumn; brilliant yellow flowers; red edible fruit

Uses: Shrub borders Specimen tree Autumn color Winter silhouette

Zones: 6-8

Description: Very similar to Cornus mas, this spreading deciduous shrub is of east Asian origin. It is garden grown for its brilliant yellow flowers that appear on bare stems in late winter, its display of bright red edible fruits and richly colored autumn foli

Growth Habit: Spreading habit

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