Herb latin name: Cornus coreana

Family: Cornaceae (Dogwood Family)

Description of the plant:


20 m
(66 feet)

May to

Habitat of Cornus coreana:

Forests from sea level to 300 metres in Liaoning Province, China.

Other uses of the herb:

Wood - very hard, heavy. Used for mallets etc.

Propagation of Cornus coreana:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame or in an outdoors seedbed if there is sufficient seed. The seed must be separated from the fruit flesh since this contains germination inhibitors. Stored seed should be cold stratified for 3 - 4 months and sown as early as possible in the year. Scarification may also help as may a period of warm stratification before the cold stratification. Germination, especially of stored seed, can be very slow, taking 18 months or more. Prick out the seedlings of cold-frame sown seeds into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow the plants on for their first winter in a greenhouse, planting out in the spring after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe side shoots, July/August in a frame. Cuttings of mature wood of the current year's growth, taken with a heel if possible, autumn in a cold frame. High percentage. Layering of new growth in June/July. Takes 9 months.

Cultivation of the herb:

Forests from sea level to 300 metres in Liaoning Province, China.

Medicinal use of Cornus coreana:

None known

Known hazards of Cornus coreana:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.