|The European Cornel (Cornus mas) is a species of dogwood native to southern Europe and southwest Asia.
In North America, the plant is known by the common name of "Cornelian Cherry." It is a medium to large
deciduous shrub or small tree growing fifteen to twenty five feet tall, with dark brown branches and
greenish twigs. It normally blooms in late March to Early April in our area. It's flowers are not as dense as
Forsythia's, but it is often confused with Forsythia. It generally blooms about two weeks earlier. "Golden
Glory" is the most common variety sold in our area. Great for early color!