Plant Care Cornelian Cherry

Cornelian Cherry

Also known as

Dogwood, European cornel and Cornelian cherry dogwood


Cornus mas

How to care for Cornelian Cherry


How often to water your Cornelian Cherry

Water needs for Cornelian Cherry
0.5 cups
every 9

Cornelian Cherry needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Houston, Texas.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Cornelian Cherry

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Cornelian Cherry in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

55% Medium

Finding light for Cornelian Cherry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cornelian Cherry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cornelian Cherry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Cornelian Cherry does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Houston, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize Cornelian Cherry

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cornelian Cherry: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Cornelian Cherry after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Cornelian Cherry is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Cornelian Cherry

Cornelian Cherry

Cornelian Cherry

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Houston, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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