Roughleaf Dogwood

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Roughleaf Dogwood

Cornus drummondii
Cornus drummondii
Roughleaf Dogwood
Eastern U.S. and Canada; northern Mexico
12

16 feet
12

16 feet
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Shade
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Birds

About This Plant

Sun/part shade; deciduous, with the characteristic, heavily veined, teardrop-shaped leaves found on other dogwoods. Bouquets of white flowers appear in spring, with bountiful fruit and nice burgundy-grey color in autumn. Versatile, durable and thicket-forming, roughleaf dogwood is especially common along fencelines, creeksides and forest edges. It grows comfortably around larger trees and makes a natural addition to any wildscape or where an informal screen is desired. The roots are fairly shallow, making it useful around foundations and water lines.

Maintenance

Pruning; training. Dogwood can be maintained as a specimen tree, hedged like a boxwood, or allowed to form wooded edges thanks to its abundant root suckers.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Tree
Size:
12-16' H, 12-16' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Shade, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Birds, Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae
Flower Color:
Cream, Purple, White
Bloom Time:
April, May, June, November
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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