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Labrador Tea vs Cornelian Cherry Dogwood

Rhododendron groenlandicum (Ledum groenlandicum)

Cornus mas

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Labrador Tea
Cornelian Cherry Dogwood

Labrador Tea is slow-growing evergreen shrub native to the boreal forests of Canada.

It thrives in wet, swampy conditions.

Labrador Tea has narrow, leathery, dark green leaves, topped by a cluster of white flowers in the spring. It is a perfect ornamental shrub for boggy, wet areas of your property.

Cornelian Cherry Dogwood is an ornamental plant with a variety of uses as it can be grown as a shrub, small tree, hedge, or privacy screen. The bright yellow flowers grow in clusters and bloom in late winter to early spring, providing an early food source for pollinators. They are visually striking as the flowers bloom before the leaves appear and last for several weeks.

Red, cherry-like fruits are produced in midsummer. They are edible but are better suited for preserves and syrups as the taste is fairly sour and astringent, similar to that of sour cherries and cranberries.

The Cornelian Cherry Dogwood was the winner of the Gold Medal Award from The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society as well as the Cary Award for having superior landscape appeal and for being winter hardy and pest resistant.

LABRADOR TEA QUICK FACTS

CORNELIAN CHERRY DOGWOOD QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 4a
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: rust orange
Berries: red
Flavor: sour
Flowers: white, fragrant
Flowers: yellow
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: slow
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium



Toxicity: slightly toxic if ingested


Other Names: cornelia cherry, cornelia cherry dogwood, cornelian cherry, cornelian cherry dogwood, european cornel