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Kasanlak

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 £34.95
    In a 7L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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Deliveries from September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).


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
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Flowering monthFebruary
  • Leaf colour - autumnMultiple tints
  • Leaf colour - summerGreenDark purple
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
  • Fruit colourRed
  • SunlightTolerates shade
  • PruningDo not prune
  • Growth rateSlow
  • Site conditionsWindy site
  • Annual cycleDeciduous
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinatorsAttractive to birds