Blackfruit Dogwood, Miner's Dogwood, Blackfruit Cornel Cornus sessilis

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Botanical Name:

Cornus sessilis

Family:

Cornaceae

Genus:

Cornus

Species:

sessilis

Common Name:

Blackfruit Dogwood, Miner's Dogwood, Blackfruit Cornel

Height:
9-10 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
7

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  • Cornus sessilis

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 120 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Cornus sessilis is a species of dogwood known by the common names blackfruit cornel or blackfruit dogwood and miner's dogwood . This is a shrub or small tree which is endemic to northern California , where it grows along streambanks in the Cascades , Sierra Nevada , and the coastal mountain ranges.
* It is a tree of the redwood understory in its native range. This dogwood may approach five meters in height at maximum. It is deciduous , bearing deeply-veined oval green leaves in season which turn red before falling.
* The fruit attracts many birds.
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The fruit of this species is about 1 - 1.5cm long:- It is eaten raw or cooked. The fully ripe fruit is quite pleasant but slightly astringent. It is about 1.5cm long. The fruit contains about 8.6% sugars, 2.9% malic acid, 0.74% ash. more...