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You are buying one Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas) 1 year old plant. Bare root, Hardy to USDA zone 5-8A. Plant will be pruned in May back to 6-8 inches to promote branching. Shipping it with roots wrapped in wet media during dormancy (November-May), in pot with soil May through October. It is recommended to pot it or plant it in open ground promptly as you receive it. Keep roots moist all the time. Plant will be sent secured in the box. It has developed good root system and ready to be transplanted to the permanent location.
Cornelian cherries (Cornus mas) are actually members of the dogwood family and native to areas of Eastern Europe and Western Asia (they even survive in Siberia!). They are shrub-like trees that can grow up to 15-25 feet in height if left unpruned. The plant can live and be fruitful for up to 100 years. They bloom early in the season, even prior to forsythia, and bloom for an extended period of time, carpeting the tree in a yellow haze of tiny blossoms. The bark of the tree is flaky, gray-brown to brown. Bright green glossy leaves turn purplish-red in the fall.
Yes, cornelian cherries are very edible. Although the plant is known primarily as an ornamental in the United States, ancient Greeks have been growing cornelian cherries for 7,000 years! The ensuing fruit is initially very tart and looks much like olives. In fact, the ancient Greeks pickled the fruit much like olives. There are actually a myriad of other uses for cornelian cherries such as for syrups, jellies, jams, pies and other baked goods. Russians even make it into a cornelian cherry wine or add it to vodka.
While historically significant, cornelian cherries have not been mass produced due to the elongated pit inside the fruit that is difficult to remove, as it is firmly entrenched in the pulp. More often, the trees are seen as ornamental specimens, popular and planted around the 1920’s. Cornelian cherry cultivation is suited to USDA zones 4-8. The trees do best in full sun to part shade and while they do well in a variety of soils, they prefer fertile, well-draining soil with a pH of 5.5-7.5. This adaptable plant is winter hardy to -25 to -30 degrees F. (-31 to -34 C.). The tree can be pruned and trained into a single stemmed tree if desired and is primarily insect and disease resistant with the exception of dogwood anthracnose.
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Quick shipping methods will keep your tree in the best shape for its trip across the country. I ship items after payment is received. Feel free to ask me any questions about this item. I am always glad to help you. Shipping with tracking number in USA. International buyers - contact me first as not all countries I am shipping plant to. If plant need to be cut shorter so we could arrange on how to ship them. I prefer to mail plant material on Monday or Tuesday (Rather beginning of the week) - only to assure that it will not sit on a shelf in the post office over the weekend. Please check your State local laws for plants entry. Due to U.S.D.A. regulations, some plants cannot be shipped to TX, FL, AZ, HI, CA, Puerto Rico. We will not be responsible for confiscated items while being shipped.
- Size Other
- Color Red
- Gender Female
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Plants will be packed securely in the box, preventing it from shifting inside the box, with adequate moisture in the soil or around the roots in case of bare rooted plants during the dormancy.
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