Factsheet F22: Cornus species of use


The genus Cornus comprises some 45 species of perennials, shrubs and trees, mostly deciduous, from temperate regions of the Northern hemisphere. Often grown for their ornamental value, Cornus species can also supply a variety of useful products, from the well-known fruits of the Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas) to lesser known fruits, numerous medicinal products, dyes, hard wood for small items like skewers and tool handles, food for bees etc.

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