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P1010127

Observed: 14th September 2013 By: Pennyroyal
P1010127
P1010126
Description:

This small tree was in the gardens of a museum in York. The tree was variegated, but this branch had reverted. The berries were quite large and soft like a cherry, but the stones were long , not round. I slightly tasted a bit, and it seemed quite sweet. Could anyone identify this for me please?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas) interacts

Comments

Pennyroyal's picture

Although I'm not familiar

Although I'm not familiar with the Elaeagnus, it seems to have smaller fruits from the photos I have seen of them.
These fruits were quite large and luscious, with fairly large stones.

lavateraguy's picture

On the basis of steve_t's id ...

... this is likely to be Cornus mas 'Variegata'. (The other varigated cultivar in the RHS Plant Finder is 'Aureoelegantissima', which has gold varigation. The list of registered cultivars in Arnoldia 21(2) (1961) does however contain some other white/silver variegated cultivars - 'Argentovariegata' with a broad white edge, 'Lanceolata albo-marginata' with narrow white edge leaves; additional cultivars may have been introduced in the intervening 50 years.)

Pennyroyal's picture

Thank you both for your help.

Thank you both for your help.