This pretty tree won the Award of Merit in 1929. Also known as the Cornelian Cherry it is a native of central and southern Europe and gives a very long period of interest, starting with small yellow flowers that appear in February from the bare stems putting on a fanfare of colour in an otherwise dull time of year.
The bright red, cherry-like fruits are edible, and the leaves turn a rich reddish purple in autumn.
Often grown as a multi-stem bush, we are able to supply ours on a single stem.
A tough contender and tolerant of most soil conditions, being a small-growing, compact tree it is useful where space is at a premium and year-round interest is important.
This is a super tree for early pollinators and very bee friendly.
Mature height: 5-8m