cornus racemosa (gray dogwood) native

Size: 7 gallon
  • white, panicled flowers produce white berries in the fall
  • grayish-red, young branches provide contrast in the winter
  • foliage turns purple in the fall
  • grows well in wet soils
  • excellent for stabilizing slopes
  • bloom time: may
  • zone 4 
  • height 3-4m
  • spread 3-4m
  • colour white
  • a vigorous shrub tolerating many different soil and light conditions
  • suckering freely, it is excellent for re-naturalization
  • typically grown as a shrub, it can also be grown into a tree form
  • full sun, partial sun/shade 
  • attracts birds
  • fast growing 
  • low maintenance
  • native to ontario
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)