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Cornus racemosa/Gray Dogwood

Cornus racemosa / Cornus racemosa
Fruit cluster is spring
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Fruit cluster is spring

Plant in early spring

New leaves may have reddish cast

A large specimen

View of mature plant

A close-up of leaf

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Scientific Name: Cornus racemosa
Common Name: Gray Dogwood
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: Grows in a wide range of soils, will tolerate very moist to dry soil and is tolerant to urban growing conditions. May have purplish color leaves in autumn. An agressive grower that must have root suckers removed to keep in bounds.