Cornelian Cherry Dogwood Characteristics
Cornelian Cherry Dogwood are multi-stemmed shrubs that can be trained as small trees if desired. They can grow up to 25' tall with an equal spread. After the flowers fall, dark green leaves and small red fruits emerge.
This is a notably disease resistant variety of dogwood. They are more susceptible to diseases and insects when stressed. Root rot is common in poorly drained soils. Because the fruits are sour, these shrubs are tolerant of deer but are attractive to birds and pollinating insects.