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Cornus mas 'Golden Glory' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub or Tree

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Yellow in Winter

Foliage

Dark Purple in Autumn
Green in Spring and Summer

Fruit

Red in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

2.5-4 metres

Ultimate spread

2.5-4 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

Cornelian cherry 'Golden Glory'

Family

Cornaceae


Cornus can be deciduous shrubs or trees, or creeping, woody-based perennials, some with brightly coloured young stems. Tiny flowers are borne in dense clusters, sometimes with showy bracts. Many have fine autumn colour

'Golden Glory' is a spreading deciduous shrub or small tree, with profuse umbels of golden-yellow flowers before the leaves in late winter, even on young plants, followed by glossy red fruits in autumn

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • North-facing, East-facing, South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood or hardwood cuttings or grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Architectural, City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Low Maintenance or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free