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Cornus mas Tree

Cornelian Cherry Trees
  • From £249.99 (ex VAT)
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Cornus Mas, the Cornelian Cherry, packs plenty of interest into it's small form. In February, the bare branches of this shrub are covered in clusters of small, bright yellow flowers. Green ovate foliage emerges, turning shades of yellow, red and purple in autumn. Bright red, glossy fruits look like cherries and can be used to make jams and sauces or left for the wildlife.

On mature trees, the bark looks wonderfully gnarled with flaky plates forming. Growing as a multistem tree, expect a height and spread of 3 x 3 metres in 20 years (slightly taller for single stem forms). It is suited to most soil types that are well-draining and either full or part sun. Cornus mas is an excellent feature packed Cornelian Cherry tree or shrub.

AKA Cornelian Cherry Dogwood

  • Common name: Cornelian Cherry
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3 x 3 metres
  • Environmental benefits: Good for pollinators, food for wildlife
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Autumn
  • Flowers: Clusters of yellow flowers, red fruits
  • Foliage: Green deciduous foliage turning red/purple in autumn
  • Position: Full sun to part shade

Planting Advice for Cornus mas

Our pot grown Cornelian Cherry Dogwood can be planted at any time of the year. Start by removing weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole, then dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and roughly 1.5x as wide. To help the plant establish, sprinkle Mycorrhizal Fungi in the hole.

Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently, making sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree. For further information, visit our help and advice section.

Aftercare Advice for Cornus mas

If you’re planting Cornelian Cherry Dogwood in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months. Take care to water the soil, not the leaves which can lead to scorching - irrigation kits make this easier. Increase watering in extended periods of hot or dry weather, but avoid over watering as Dogwood does not like wet soil. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first few growing seasons. Don't mulch around the base of Flowering Dogwood with bark.

Pruning Advice for Cornus mas

Remove any damaged or diseased branches.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Cornus mas Form: Multi-stem Supplied Size: approx 2.5-3.0m Root type: 45L pot Cornus mas Price £249.99 (ex VAT)
Multi-stem approx 2.5-3.0m 45L pot £249.99 (ex VAT)
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Cornus mas Form: Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth Supplied Size: approx 4.5-6.0m Root type: 45L pot Cornus mas Price £279.99 (ex VAT)
Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth approx 4.5-6.0m 45L pot £279.99 (ex VAT)
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Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)
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