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Cornus drummondii (Roughleaf dogwood)


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Cornus drummondii KOR-nus drum-MON-dee-eye Common Name: Roughleaf dogwood Genus: Cornus
This dogwood can be classified as either a deciduous shrub or small tree. Appealing creamy white flowers appear in late spring and become attractive clusters of milky white fruit in fall. The first cold front often turns the leaves a dark burgundy, and the winter stem tips have a glossy mahogany hue.
Noteworthy characteristics: This dogwood has four seasons of interest thanks to its attractive flowers, fruit, foliage, and bark.
Care: Provide full sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained soil.
Propagation: Root cuttings in summer.
Problems: Dogwood blight, powdery mildew, Discula blight, canker, bacterial leaf spot, mushroom root rot, twig borers, weevils, sawfly, scale insects, aphids, leafhoppers, root knot nematodes, thrips.
Height 10 ft. to 15 ft.
Spread 10 ft. to 15 ft.
Growth Habit Runs
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Attracts Birds; Native; Showy Fall Foliage; Showy Flowers; Showy Fruit
Bloom Time Late Spring; Spring
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Naturalizing
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs,Trees

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