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European Cornel

European Cornel

European Cornel Facts

The binomial name for European Cornel is Cornus mas, one of several species of shrubs or small trees of the genus Cornus, or Cornel, including Cornus chinensis, commonly called Chinese Cornel, Cornus officinalis, commonly called Japanese Cornel, and Cornus sessilis, commonly called Blackfruit Cornel. Cornus mas is also sometimes called Cornelian Cherry. Other subgenera of Cornus are commonly known as Dogwood, of which there are many species.

Dwarf Cornel, also called Bunchberry, includes two other Cornus species: Cornus canadensis, or Canadian Bunchberry, also called Canadian Dwarf Cornel, and Cornus suecica, or Eurasian Bunchberry, also called Eurasian Dwarf Cornel. Other common Bunchberry names include Eastern Bunchberry, and Northern Bunchberry.

European Cornel Farms

It may be possible to find any european cornel farms near your location. We have built a map that will show all of the berry farms in our directory!

European Cornel Stories

Dogwood tree berries are attracting a stream of birds
When I was growing up, we had a large dogwood tree in the backyard that produced a good crop of berries almost every year. I remember just watching that tree for extended periods and being amazed at the diversity of birds that visited to dine on the ... News & Observer [ story ]

Autumn is a season of transition
There is a big crop of dogwood berries this year to the delight of squirrels, woodpeckers and other birds who are gorging on them. They look like lacquer-red clusters in the trees. Everywhere there was a blossom last spring there is a cluster of berries. Black Mountain News [ story ]

Plant of the month: Kousa dogwood
All summer I forget about my Jack-in-the-pulpits, and then boom, that bright red cluster of berries announces itself. In the weeks before their leaves turn brilliant, dogwoods offer their fruit in a brilliant display. I'm especially partial to both our ... LancasterOnline [ story ]


Photo - Missouri Botanical Garden - St. Louis, Missouri

Other Cornel Species

Blackfruit Cornel
Chinese Cornel
Cornelian Cherry
Japanese Cornel

Dwarf Cornel Species

Canadian Dwarf Cornel
Eurasian Dwarf Cornel

 
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