3499

Estimated Height at Pickup: 2-3’, 3 gal

Enjoy the sight of blue, late summer berries while it lasts- the birds will be quick to take their share! Prefers moist soils in part shade. A perfect choice for shorelines, floodplains, wet borders and understory. Tends to form colonies via runners, but not quickly. 

Pollination: 2+ individuals needed.

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade, Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic

Soil Type: Loam, Humus

Height: 10’-16’

Width: 6’-12’

Bloom Color: White

Bloom Time: May-Jun

Fruit: Blue berries mature in late summer.

Fall Color: Red, Orange

Root Type: Branching

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, and beetles. Hosts the spring azure butterfly, a few moths, leafhoppers, beetles, and smaller insects. Berries are eaten by many birds, including thrushes, tanagers, vireos, and woodpeckers. Occasionally browsed by mammals.

Notes: Aka swamp dogwood. Wilder in habit than it’s oft cultivated kin, it will form a thicket if possible and requires more water than most landscaping plants.

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