June flowers give way to large edible mid pink-red fruits that look like a cross between a raspberry and giant gumball. Tastes like pears when not over ripe. Seeds are large enough to easily remove from pulp. Fruit production can be heavy enough to weigh down branches, but don’t worry Cornus wood is not brittle and won’t break under loads (not like your bucket handles).
Does not suffer diseases as other white bract petal-like dogwoods. Easy to grow. Can become an established tree fairly quickly. Blazing red and orange fall colour. Does not need much care. Much loved by nectar/pollen seekers.
- Plant type: Deciduous flowering and fruit shrub
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Height and Width: 4m x 4m