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Cornus racemosaCornus racemosaCornus racemosa

red-panicled dogwood, gray dogwood

Photograph(s) by*: UWI KJS, UWI KJS


Height: 6-12'
Spread: 6-12'
Flowers: May-Jun.; white
Fruit: Aug.-Sept.; white, red stems; berry
Fall color: purple

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 6.1-8.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy


open wooded floodplains, forested wetlands, shrub swamps, stream borders, rocky woods or ledges, fencerows

Native to

Region: Piedmont Mountain *


Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *
high wildlife value


tolerates a variety of conditions; berries are food for many songbirds and small mammals

 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
Last updated: 1 October 2004