Name Gray Dogwood
Scientific Name Cornus racemosa
Wildlife Value High
Average height 8’
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Drought Tolerance Fair
Growth Rate Moderate
Fruit White berry
Special Characteristics has red pedicels in late summer
Seedling Size 12”-18”
General Description: Adapts well to sun or moderately shaded locations. It has creamy white flowers in the spring followed by white berries in the summer. It tends to sucker if in open areas. It can be pruned into a small tree with the taller grown plants. Has a deep maroon color in the fall.
Pests: Frequently infested with leaf spot.
Uses: In naturalistic plantings.