Roughleaf Dogwood

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Roughleaf Dogwood (Cornus drummondii) is a native shrub that boasts clusters of white flowers in spring, followed by white berries. Its rough-textured leaves turn red in fall, adding seasonal charm. Perfect for borders or naturalistic settings, it’s a wildlife magnet. The Roughleaf Dogwood is a celebration of nature’s textures, enriching gardens with its tactile beauty.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 4-9
Soil pH: 5.5-7.0
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate, drought-tolerant
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 6-15′ tall, 6-15′ wide
Plant Spacing: 6-15′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, rounded
Rootstock: From Seed

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Cross-pollination required
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: May-June
Flower Color: White

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit (drupe) Size: 1/4″
Fruit (drupe) Flavor: Bitter
Fruit (drupe) Color and Appearance White, round
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: Low, store in a cool, dry place

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, rounded
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Color: Red
Lifespan: 20-30 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Native to Eastern United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No