- Creamy-white flowers
- Native shrub with white fruit
- Great for borders or hedges
- Grows 10' to 15' in height with equal spread
- Zones 3 to 8
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, HI
Zones 3 - 8
The Gray Dogwood can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Gray Dogwood falls into the following type(s): Flowering Trees, Ornamental Trees, Shrubs
10' - 15' High
The Gray Dogwood grows to be 10' - 15' feet in height.
10' - 15' Spread
The Gray Dogwood has a spread of about 10' - 15' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a slow growth rate. [More about this.]
This dogwood does well in full sun, partial shade, full shade.
The gray dogwood adapts to a wide range of soil conditions.
This dogwood has irregular, rounded shape.
A tough, low maintenance shrub with subtle year-round beauty. White panicles of flowers in June are followed by white berries when removed expose reddish pink colored stalks. These persistant stalks will remain on red into late fall and early winter providing a colorful contrast to the gray bark. The gray dogwood is easily transplanted and very adaptable under all types of growing conditions. It is good for a screen or informal hedge, border, windbreak, embankments, naturalization, at the edge of water, and poor soil areas. Birds savor the fruit.
The gray dogwood is a forage plant for white-tailed deer. The berries appear before most other dogwoods making it popular with the birds. Over 100 bird species and squirrels eat the fruit. It forms a dense thicket providing cover and nesting sites for wildlife habitat.
The gray dogwood is native to the eastern and midwestern United States and southern Canada. Cornus is the latin name for dogwood, and racemosa refers to the type of compound flower arrangement (raceme). Another common name is the panicled dogwood.
The gray dogwood prefers moist, well drained soil, but will grow in wet or dry soil.
The leaves are opposite, simple, narrow-elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, 2"-4" long, nearly smooth, grayish green to dark green in summer, reddish purple in fall.
Creamy white, small, 1 1/2"-2" wide, flat panicles of flowers
late May to early June.
White, rarely bluish white, 1/4" berries (drupes) ripening in August into September
With 2" creamy-white flowers and white-blush fruit, this native shrub is sure to attract many birds to your wildlife garden or yard. Reddish-brown stems turning a distinct gray are quite lovely. Grows 10'-15' in height with equal spread. Great for borders, groups, or masses. Has superb fall and winter attributes. Adaptable to many soils, full shade or sun.
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.