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Cornelian Cherry Dogwood
Cornus mas 'Golden Glory'

Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Cornus (KOR-nus) (Info)
Species: mas (mas) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Glory

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Shrubs

Trees

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Winnetka, Illinois

Georgetown, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky (2 reports)

Cambridge, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 14, 2007, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Golden Glory' cherry dogwood is a great and tough plant. A group of six of these were among the first plants installed here, when no water was available to support them. They've never looked back.

Drought tolerant to a fault, flowering regularly every late winter (and mid-winter when mild enough, like today 01/14/07), clean green foliage all summer...this is a reliable performer. It has not set much fruit by itself, but this year it will have some dissimilar clones flowering nearby so we'll see if that helps.

'Golden Glory' has a much more upright barrel-shaped habit, compared to the very wide-spreading rounded shape of the species. This lends a more formal air to the plant, and makes it suitable for somewhat smaller spaces.