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Dogwood, Gray – 12-24″

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Gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa) is a multi-stemmed shrub reaching heights of 10 feet and widths of up to 9 feet.  It is moderately shade tolerant, growing in full or partial sun.  It is also a very versatile shrub, which grows well in poor soil conditions.  Although it can tolerate dry or moist sites and a broad range of soil types, it prefers well-drained soil.  Gray dogwood forms a rounded profile and is sometimes used as hedges.  It is resistant to drought.

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Product Description


  • 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.

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