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    Also known as Shan Zhu Yu, Japanese Cornel Dogwood, Japanese cornelian cherry and Cornelian cherries. Perennial in USDA zones 5-8.

    Habit/Size up to 30 feet tall
    Germination Stratifiy (cold/moist) for 140-160 days. Sow 3/8 in. deep.
    Requirements Tolerates most soil types and pH levels. Prefers moist soil and full sun, but can grow in partial shade. Medium water needs.
    Zones USDA zones 5-8
    Life Cycle deciduious shrub
    Harvest Fruit can be eaten raw or cooked. Has a nice flavor but is astringent.
    Uses edible*(fruit), medicinal*, utility (antifungal, antibacterial, antiseptic)
    Breed Status Open Pollinated
    Saving Seeds/Propagation Cornus officinalis is pollinated by insects and is hermaphrodite (has both male and female parts).
    Seed Storage Store seeds cold and dry (34-41 degrees F).

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