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Tree Descriptions

Gray Dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

Height: 6-12’
Width: 6-12’
Growth Rate: moderate
Soil: sand, clay, loam
Moisture: wet, moist, dry
Shade Tolerance:  part shade
Bloom Time: May-June
Flower Color: white
Uses: wildlife
Spacing: minimum 6’ x 6’
Habitat: Full sun to part shade, will tolerate a wide range of soil and moisture conditions. Salt sensitive.
Notes: Reddish to purple fall color, white fruit on red stems, salt sensitive, preferred deer browse.

Gray dogwood is a native shrub that develops a dense, suckering form. It has 2-3" clusters of white flowers in late spring. White fruit on red stems matures in the fall. Fall leaf color is deep red. Dogwoods are commonly planted for wildlife. Often browsed by deer.