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Gray Dogwood

Cornus foemina (racemosa)

Stiff Dogwood is a shrub-form dogwood found on low, moist sites. Stiff, upright branches with ruddy stems and creamy white flowers. Blue drupe fruits mature in the fall.

White spring flower clusters
Great fall color
Provides food and cover for watchable wildlife
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More About Cornus foemina (racemosa):

Larval host of Spring Azure butterfly.



It can be distinguished from C. racemosa, Gray Dogwood, by its blue fruit and the white pith of its stems, vs. the pale brown pith of C. racemosa's.

Gardening Suggestions for Gray Dogwood:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability. Shrubs that tolerate or thrive in moist and wet soils are limited, so this species is a valuable choice for naturalizing or planting in shrub borders in moist or soggy sites.

Key Characteristics:

Moist, Well-Drained
Butterflies
Midwest Native
Songbirds
Height:
10-15 Feet
Spread:
8-10 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
4-9

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:
Gray Dogwood Gray Dogwood
Yellow Twig Dogwood Yellow Twig Dogwood
Elderberry Elderberry

Additional Characteristics & Attributes

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