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).|
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