This unique and attractive form of Dogwood is native to Ukraine and other regions around the Black Sea. Forming a shrub or small tree, it is prized for its tasty fruit and for its ornamental value. Our unique Ukrainian varieties produce unusually large, sweet, and flavorful fruit, which tastes like a Cherry or a wild Plum. As an ornamental, Cornelian Cherry produces profuse, very early blooming, delicate yellow flowers followed by bright red or yellow fruit and yellow and red fall color. Cornelian Cherry fruit is good for fresh eating, preserves, juice, and wine. Cornelian Cherry is hardy to minus 30°F and two varieties are required for cross pollination and good crops.
A very unique variety, Yellow™ bears large crops of attractive, lemon yellow, tasty, sweet-tart fruit. The 1" long fruit is good for fresh eating and makes particularly good jam, juice and compote.