A member of the dogwood family, cornelian cherry will grow well in most soils, sun or part-shade, and up to 5 to 8 metres in height.
The cornelian cherry is as hardy and similar in appearance to hazel in the summer. It often looks good planted at the back of a border next to evergreens, such as holly, which enhance its pale yellow flowers in winter.
Animals that benefit
- The juicy red fruits are popular with birds in summer.