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Cultural Details for Cornus foemina

Common Name:
Swamp Dogwood, Stiff Dogwood

Growth Rate:
Medium growth rate

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
White, not fragrant, May-June, 7-10 days, borne in upright, 1-3" diameter, flat-topped cymes

Fruit Details:
Fruits are blue, oval-rounded, 0.25" diameter

Fall Color:
Often green to brown although reddish purple is a possibility.

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Scale may present a problem; generally nothing serious.

Native Habitat:
Virginia to Missouri, Florida and Texas. Introduced 1785.

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Adaptable but prefers moist, partially shaded situations; fibrous rooted, easily transplanted.Zone 6 to 9.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 47

    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.