Cornus mas 'Flava'

Yellow Cornelian Cherry

Categories: Flowering/Ornamental Trees

 Easy to grow, they are tolerant of most soils and sites. Lovely planted with the red-fruited varieties.

More About Cornus mas 'Flava'

  • easy, very early spring blossoms
  • yellow gold fruit instead of the usual red
  • fruits good to eat

Yellow fruit! Small tree produces copious numbers of bright yellow flowers in early spring, highly visible on the bare stems. In autumn, these develop into rich yellow-gold fruit, instead of the usual red.

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8-10 ft


8-10 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Cornus mas 'Flava' Characteristics


  • Specimen


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average

Bearing/Fruiting Time

  • Late season

Bloom Time

  • Early season

Disease Resistance

  • very disease resistant/doesn't require spraying

Flower Color

  • Yellow

Fruit Qualities

  • distinct flavor

Fruiting Attributes

  • good for eating

Plant Size

  • Semi-dwarf (12-18')