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    Also known as Red Willow. Synonyms include Cornus occidentalis x stolonifera, Cornus pubescens var. Californica, and Swida amomum. Perennial in USDA zones 4-8.

    Habit/Size 8-10 feet tall
    Germination Direct sow in fall, or stratifiy (cold/moist) for 90-120 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.
    Zones USDA zones 4-8
    Life Cycle deciduous shrub
    Uses edible*(fruit), medicinal (antiperiodic, astringent, diuretic, poultice, stimulant, digestive aid)*, utility (toothpowder from bark)
    Notes Fruit is very nice and can be eaten raw or cooked.
    Breed Status Open Pollinated
    Saving Seeds/Propagation Cornus amomum is pollinated by insects and is hermaphrodite (has both male and female parts).
    Seed Storage Store seeds cold and dry (34-41 degrees F).
    Synonyms Cornus coerulea

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