Cornus mas 'Variegata'

Variegated Cornelian Cherry

Categories: Flowering/Ornamental Trees

'Variegata' features leaves with bluish-green centers and creamy white margins. Common name refers to the cherry-like fruits which resemble in color the semi-precious gemstone carnelian (or cornelian).

More About Cornus mas 'Variegata'

  • easy, very early spring blossoms
  • fruits good to eat

Red 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 'Variegata' Characteristics


  • Unique Foliage/Foliage Color
  • Screening/Hedge
  • 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


  • bright red

Fruit Qualities

  • distinct flavor

Fruiting Attributes

  • good for eating

Plant Size

  • Semi-dwarf (12-18')