Scientific Name: Cornus racemosa
Common Name: grey dogwood
Family Name: Cornaceae
Origin: Canada - eastern, U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 2 - 3m x 2 - 3m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading, Twiggy, Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Attract birds, Attract butterflies, Fall interest, Filler, Hedge row, Mixed shrub border, Screening, Winter interest, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Leathery, Heavily veined, Lustrous, Elliptic, Lanceolate, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: Cyme, White, May-Jun
Fruit: Drupe, White, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Shrub multi-stemmed; stems red to orange-brown/turn to light gray; leaves opposite, elliptic to lance-shaped with acuminate tip, dull gray-green fall colour reddish-purple; flowers creamy-white, tiny, early June; berries small, white. Winter ID: buds opposite, appressed, valvate, pointed.