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Cornus racemosa

Gray Dogwood

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Cornus racemosa (Gray Dogwood)

Clusters of small white flowers May and July give way to small white berries on short red stalks. The green foliage turns burgundy in fall. Like all dogwoods, this is a good source of food, cover and nesting sites for many birds. This many-stemmed shrub is exceptionally resilient and can be used on unfavorable sites. A thicket forming shrub that produces large colonies.

Additional Information:


Height
10-15 Feet

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Spread
10-15 Feet

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Wild Plum (Prunus americana), Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra), New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)

Characteristics & Attributes

Nature Attracting

Songbird

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)
Mid (May-June)
Winter (Nov-Mar)
Early (Feb-Apr)

Soil Moisture

Moderate
Average

Sun Exposure

Full Sun
Shade
Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Cover
Food/Birds
Nesting