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Cornus drummondii /Rough-Leaf Dogwood

Cornus drummondii  / Cornus drummondii
Autumn berries
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Autumn berries

Berries during early dormant season before birds eat berries

Spring flowers

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Berries and characteristic leaf spot in late summer

Berries and foliage leaf spot disease

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Spring flower and foliage before leaf spot occurs

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Scientific Name: Cornus drummondii
Common Name: Rough-Leaf Dogwood
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants that Attract Birds
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: Birds eat the fruit. It grows in a wide range of soil types and water conditions and is tolerant of drought. Use in naturalistic settings. Fungal leaf spots are a problem late in the season. Can hardly compare to the regular flowering dogwood, but will grow in conditions where the regular flowering dogwood would never grow. A large specimen tree can be quite attractive in flower and for sure in the fall when there is a heavy fruit set.