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Cornus mas 'Golden Glory'/Cornelian Cherry, Cornelian Cherry Dogwood

Cornus mas 'Golden Glory' / Cornus mas 'Golden Glory'
Foliage in late August with developing fruit
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Foliage in late August with developing fruit

Hanging cherry-like fruit

Beautiful specimen tree growing at the North Carolina Arboretum near Asheville, NC

Heavy fruiting on tree at the North Carolina Arboretum

Close view of the fruit

Fruit and foliage

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Scientific Name: Cornus mas 'Golden Glory'
Common Name: Cornelian Cherry, Cornelian Cherry Dogwood
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This is a true dogwood that goes by the common name cherry. This dogwood blooms in late winter to early spring. Yellow flowers are very small, but because there are so many the tree can be spectacular when it flowers. This dogwood cannot tolerate the hot humid conditions of the Lower South. As with most Cornelian Dogwoods, this one can be grown as a multi-trunked shrub or as a tree. The 'Golden Glory' cultivar is reported to be the best of all the named cultivars. Exfoliating bark can be another feature of this dogwood. Reported that the fruit is edible and can be used in making preserves and syrup. Birds particularly love the fruit.