Cornus mas, Corneliancherry Dogwood

Size: tree, 18' average height at maturity, 15-20'spread

Buds: axillary (not necessarily terminal), rounded, yellow-green, usually with 3 visible scales; vegetative buds valvate, pointed, less appressed than in other dogwoods

Leaves: deciduous, opposite, 2-4" long, .75-1.5" wide, simple, ovate to elliptic, tips acute or acuminate, margins entire, dark green, purplish red in fall

Twigs: usually red above, green below, slender

Flowers: monoecious, yellow in early spring, in .75" umbels

Fruit: bright red drupe about .5" long, July, edible

Bark: exfoliating gray-brown or rich brown

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