Corneliancherry dogwood: On a recent trip to the east in the spring, I saw a yellow flowering tree called corneliancherry flowering dogwood. Do you know anything about this plant and will it grow in Kansas City?

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Corneliancherry dogwood: On a recent trip to the east in the spring, I saw a yellow flowering tree called corneliancherry flowering dogwood. Do you know anything about this plant and will it grow in Kansas City?

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Corneliancherry dogwood is an under-used plant in this part of country. The botanical name is Cornus mas. It is a small, shrubby tree reaching a height of about 20 feet. Kansas State University had specimens that bloomed magnificently every spring. The plant is a real winner for spring color and is very adaptable to Kansas City conditions. It is best used in a shrub border or as a small, multi-branched tree in the landscape. Curly Willow: At a recent garden show, one booth had different kinds of tree branches for sale. One that caught my interest was called a curly willow. Will that plant grow here? Curly willow will grow in our area. Salix matsudana ‘Tortuosa’ is a small tree reaching twenty to thirty feet in height. Like most members of the willow family, it is fast growing and weak wooded. The plant is also short lived due to several disease problems. The curly willow can be grown for its unusual characteristics of twisted branches. Expect the tree to last around ten years before st

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