Sunrise Cornelian Cherry Tree ™
Sunrise Cornelian Cherry Tree ™ is a unique variety that bears good crops of attractive, sweet and flavorful fruit, which resembles a small Japanese plum and features red stripes on pinkish-red skin. The fruit is over 1″ in length, ripens in early September and is great for fresh eating and preserves.
A unique and attractive form of Dogwood, Cornelian Cherry is native to Ukraine and other regions around the Black Sea. Growing as a shrub or small tree, it is valued for its tasty fruit and for its ornamental value. Our unique Ukrainian varieties produce unusually large, sweet, and flavorful fruit. As an ornamental, Cornelian Cherry is prized for its very early, delicate flowers appearing in early March before the leaves, its yellow and red fall color, and it’s bright, red fruit, which taste like a Cherry or a wild Plum. Cornelian Cherry is good for fresh eating, preserves, juice, and wine.
Latin Name: Cornus mas
Site and Soil: Likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Plant with a different variety for cross-pollination and to ensure good crops.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 30º F
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft. in height
Taste: Sweet and flavorful
Fruit Skin: Red stripes on pinkish-red skin
Bloom Time: February
Ripening Time: Late August-Early September
Yield: 20-30 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Sunrise™ is resistant to Dogwood Anthracnose. No pest problems have been observed on our Cornelian Cherry plants.
USDA Zone: 4-8