Similar to the Cornus mas, C officinalis (Japanese Cornelian Cherry) also has tasty, soft fruits from late summer, a large shrub with masses of bright, yellow flowers in February, with longer stalks / peduncle than on the Cornus mas. The fruits tend to hand by 3-4-5 from the same spot, making it easy to pick, they have a delicious, sweet taste when fully ripe. It can be used in a similar way to the Cornelian Cherry. Plus, the foliage turns orange and deep red in October. It prefers a light shade, otherwise easy to grow, the flowering branches work even in a vase in a room.
The intended main use of this plant is to grow food for human consumption. We always recommend further research to learn the different ways in which the food source can be prepared and consumed.