A beautiful, naturally bushy hedging plant which is renowned for its small bright yellow flowers in late winter and large edible fruits in autumn.
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- Flower Colour: bright yellow
- Foliage Colour: dark green turning to deep purple in autumn
- Approx. Growth Height: 3m (10ft)
- Flowering Period: winter
- Tolerance: damp tolerant
- Growing Habit: bushy
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Exposure: sheltered
- Rate of Growth: fast
- Final Size if Untrimmed: large shrub
- Wildlife: attracts bees and other insects.
- Arrives bare-root at a height of 45-60cm (1'6"-2ft)
- Light Requirements: full sun, partial shade
- Soil Requirements: all soils
- Moisture: well-drained, moist but well-drained
- Planting Distance: 60-75cm (2ft-2’6”)
Cornelian Cherry can be planted from November to March, when the hedge is dormant. Ensure that the area where you are going to plant the hedge is clear and weed-free.
Caring and Maintenance
Should be pruned in winter, just after planting, and for two years after that. On planting, cut back leading shoots and side shoots by one-third, cutting to a well placed bud. Repeat this in the second winter to prevent straggly growth and thicken up the hedge base. Then trim every June after that.
Maintain at 90-180cm (3-6ft) or as taller hedges or screens.