Estimated Height at Pickup: 2-3’, 3 gal
A small, hardy dogwood perfect for landscaping- it maxes out at 15’ but generally stays between 4’-8’ and can be trained as a bush! Suckering habit and manageable size makes it well suited borders or visual barriers. White fall drupes (berries) attract birds, and late spring flowers support pollinators.
Pollination: 2+ individuals needed.
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic
Soil Type: Adaptable
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May-Jun
Fruit: White drupes (berries) mature in fall.
Fall Color: Red, Purple
Root Type: Fibrous
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, and beetles. Hosts the spring azure butterfly, moths such as the cecropia and buttercup moths, and some smaller insects. Berries are eaten by many birds and mammals, including sparrows, viros, thrushes, woodpeckers, squirrels, and skunks. Commonly browsed by deer and rabbits.
Notes: Essentially visually indistinguishable from roughleaf dogwood, but tends to be shorter.