Cornus foemina

Swamp Dogwood, Stiff Dogwood

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Medium growth rate
Mature Height - 20-25'
Mature Width - 20-25'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - White, not fragrant, May-June, 7-10 days, borne in upright, 1-3" diameter, flat-topped cymes
Fruit - Fruits are blue, oval-rounded, 0.25" diameter
Leaf - Leaves 1-4" long, grayish to dark green and smooth above.
Fall Color - Often green to brown although reddish purple is a possibility.
Bark -
Other Features -
Possible Use - Small street, container, or urban space tree.
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Adaptable but prefers moist, partially shaded situations; fibrous rooted, easily transplanted.Zone 6 to 9.
Native Habitat - Virginia to Missouri, Florida and Texas. Introduced 1785.
Diseases and Insects - Scale may present a problem; generally nothing serious.
Strength -
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:
Bed 47

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Dogwood.
- Other plants of the family Cornaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Cornus.
- Other plants of the species Cornus foemina.