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Cultural Details for Cornus racemosa

Common Name:
Gray Dogwood

Growth Rate:
Slow from old wood but suckers can grow 3-5' in a season

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:

Fruit Details:
White to bluish white

Fall Color:
Purplish red tones

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
None Serious

Native Habitat:

Other Features:
Strong multi-stemmed, erect growing, suckering shrub, excellent fall and winter characteristics

Culture and Care:
Thrives in moist, well drained soils but very hardy and adaptable

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
2533, 2535, 2536

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.