Gray Dogwood


Common Name: Gray Dogwood

Latin Name: Cornus racemosa

Type: Medium Shrub

Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

Soil: Sand-Loam-Clay

Moisture: Dry-Slightly Moist

Tolerances: Drought, Compaction, Juglones

Description: Dense branching creates shelter for nesting birds. Summer flowers develop into bunches of white berries eaten by a variety of birds like Cedar Waxwings, Purple Finches and Northern Cardinals.

Planting Notes: Sends out suckers; clip back or allow to spread to create a hedge.