Roughleaf dogwood

Cornus drummondii

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Roughleaf dogwood (Cornus drummondii)
KOR-nus drum-MON-dee-eye
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.

Overview

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
Type
Shrubs

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