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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