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Kasanlak

Cornus mas

Kasanlak is a modern form of the the Cornelian Cherry (Cornus mas) and features larger pear-like fruits, which ripen in late summer.

As with all forms of the Cornelian Cherry the fruitlets are primarily used for culinary purposes, but they are very versatile, and can be used for jams, drying, or even eaten raw if you like an acidic flavour.

Kasanlak flowering dogwood trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £62.00
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

You can pre-order now for delivery from late September 2021 for pot grown trees (or early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.


How to grow

Kasanlak grows best in neutral or slightly acidic soils. It cannot tolerate chalky soils.  It should reach a height of about 3m in the longer term, and a similar spread.

Kasanlak characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive foliage
  • Growth habitSpreading / Flat-topped
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • SunlightTolerates shade
  • PruningDo not prune
  • Growth rateSlow
  • Site conditionsWindy site
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds
  • Flowering monthFebruary
  • Leaf colourGreenDark purple
  • Leaf colour - autumnMultiple tints
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
  • Fruit colourRed
  • Annual cycleDeciduous