- Seedling Size: 12-24″
- Seedling Age: 2-0
- Mature Height: 5 – 10 feet
- Mature Width: 5 – 9 feet
- Soil Type: Drought tolerant, broad range but prefers well-drained
- Moisture: Dry, moderate or moist
- Sun: Full sun or partial shade
- Growth Rate: Slow
Key Characteristics of Gray Dogwood
- In the late spring, white flowers bloom at the tip of the branches.
- Gray dogwood bark is shaggy.
- Leaves are simple and alternately arranged on twigs.
- White berries are produced during the summer on bright red branches.
Vistors Attracted to Gray Dogwood
- Spring azure (Celastrina ladon)
- Ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus)
- Downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)
Help Control Invasives!
Gray dogwood makes a great alternative to invasive honeysuckle species (Lonicera spp.), which can reduce tree and shrub regeneration and decrease overall plant diversity.