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Swamp Dogwood

Cornus obliqua

Swamp Dogwood is a hardy shrub or small tree that produces flat clusters of tiny white flowers in late spring. Its habit is similar to the two native species, Roughleaf and Gray Dogwood. The summer fruit is white and is an important food source for birds and a number of mammals.

White spring flower clusters
Great fall color
Provides food and cover for watchable wildlife
Excellent for wetland and stabilization projects

More About Cornus obliqua:

A single specimen can be trained as a single trunked small tree or left to grow as a multi-stemmed shrub. It occurs naturally in thickets along roadsides and fencerows. Single trees will form thickets if the suckers are not pruned back.

Gardening Suggestions for Swamp Dogwood:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Songbirds
Humming- birds
Moist, Well-Drained
Midwest Native
Height:
12-15 Feet
Spread:
6-10 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
5 - 8

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Great Garden Neighbors:
Roughleaf Dogwood Roughleaf Dogwood
Gray Dogwood Gray Dogwood
Elderberry Elderberry

Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Upland Birds and Game
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Habit
Deciduous
Attributes
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Erosion Control
Midwest Native
Naturalizing
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage