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Cornus mas 'Flava'

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Photo Locations: Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Branches droop but resist breakage.

Has fragrant Flower.

Family: Cornaceae

Tree Characteristics

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 15 - 25 feet.

Width: 12 - 18 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.

Leaves Ovate, Green, Red or Purple or Bronze, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant Yellow. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Yellow Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall Edible.

Bark Brown, Exfoliating or Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 6.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Borer, Midge Insect, Leaf Miner, Scales and Aphids, Canker, Leaf Blight, Leaf Spot, Powdery Mildew and Scorch.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen or Container.


Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cornus mas 'Flava' Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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