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Cornus Mas a.k.a Cornelian cherry

This is a nice ornamental tree that can be placed close to the home as a foundation planting.  The mature height is around 15-20′ with a spread of equal values.  The tree is one of the first to bloom with the approach of spring.  Cornus Mas or Cornelian Cherry as it is sometimes called can bloom as early as March.  It’s bright yellow blossoms light up the landscape and let one know, that spring is just around the corner.  This tree offers a pleasing fall color display that can range from maroons and reds to yellows.  It’s fruit is very edible and quite tasty.  Those of you into Jam and or wine could readily acquire a new ingredient!