Golden Glory Cornelian Cherry Dogwood Tree
Golden Glory Cornelian Cherry Dogwood Additional Product Shot 114
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Golden Glory Cornelian Cherry Dogwood Tree
Golden Glory Cornelian Cherry Dogwood Additional Product Shot 114

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Golden Glory Cornelian Cherry Dogwood
Cornus mas 'Golden Glory'
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After a long, cold winter, Golden Glory Cornelian Cherry Dogwood brings cheery yellow flowers to your garden, delivering the news that spring is just around the corner. Because of that, you’ll look forward to this tree’s blooms more than any other’s! Besides the early flowers, this uncommon but easy-to-grow Dogwood tree also serves up glossy red fruits that look like cherries. They’re a little tart, but you can always grab a tastier snack, sit back, and watch the birds devour them instead. Not just a harbinger of spring, Golden Glory is an irresistible songbird magnet as well!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

Cornelian Cherry Dogwood “cherries” have been enjoyed for thousands of years, whether plucked from the tree and eaten fresh, or transformed into wine, jellies, or sodas.  The wood of the tree has been used forever, too; in pre-Iron-Age days it was used for hard, durable objects like bolts and spearheads.  The selection ‘Golden Glory’ was introduced by Ralph Synnesvedt of the Chicago area in the 1960s.  He liked its more upright form, darker green leaves, and more floriferous habit than what is typical.  And its fruits aren’t half bad, either.

The Details

This tree ain't called Golden Glory for nuthin'! Valued for its early spring flower display, the yellow star-like flowers are showcased in late winter to early spring before foliage appears. Flowers give way to small red fruit in summer. Even the bark is attractive! The grayish-brown bark exfoliates on mature branches. Harboring no serious insect or disease problems, this round to oval low-branched tree attracts birds and can be used as a hedge or screen, specimen tree, and even in a naturalized setting. With so many options - you have no excuse! You must get this tree!

How to Grow

This tree is an "easy grow" for us on the nursery and for you in the landscape. I planted the straight species as well as the improved variety 'Golden Glory' in my home landscape about 20 years ago in some of my worst soil and right along the street. Both grew very well and are still doing great.

Other than annual fertilizer being applied and some minor pruning, these trees require no work, no maintenance and have no pest or disease problems.

We grow these as a single stem tree or as a multi-stem tree for your landscape. I have always preferred the multi-stem form so each season I would remove small branches and leaves from the base of the trunks so I could enjoy the clump form.

Golden Glory, named for the brighter yellow flowers, I noticed also has the cleanest most attractive foliage of the two all season long. During drought conditions or wet conditions, these trees look fresh. They stood up very well to being roadside and were enjoyed by so many through the years with the early spring flower burst and the Fall foliage.

We also enjoy these trees as bird attractors - the fruit set is heavy and show but not at all messy. Truly a great tree that performs well and requires little care and time.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 7
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 20'
Avg Mature Width 15'
Spacing 15-20'
Growth Rate Medium
Leaf Color Green
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Time Late Winter/Early Spring
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Time Summer
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award Yes
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds Yes
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit Yes
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak Yes
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

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Size B Trees:

6-8' tall low branched single stem form. Heavy caliper of 1 1/2" plus when shipped. Fully branched specimen tree with well developed head and form.

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Golden Glory Cornelian Cherry Dogwood Tree
Golden Glory Cornelian Cherry Dogwood Additional Product Shot 114