University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
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Gray Dogwood
Cornus racemosa
Gray Dogwood leaves
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


This shrub has potential to form thickets and pruning may be needed to keep a desirable shape.
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8 
Mature Height: 10-12 Feet
Mature Width: 10-12 Feet
Features: Creamy white flowers in clusters in late spring; bluish white fruit in late summer (eaten quickly by birds); bright red fruit stalks remain after fruit is gone; autumn color is purple.
Culture: Full sun to shade; prefers a moist, well-drained soil, but tolerates wet and dry sites; tolerates alkaline soil.
Mature Form: Rounded to broad rounded, suckers to form colonies
Native To: United States (and Illinois)
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Soil condition: WetWet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Tolerance: Wet SitesWet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Border
Foundation
Hedge
Use for: Massing.Massing
Use for: Naturalizing.Naturalizing
Use for: Screen.Screen
Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Purple
 
Additional Notes:

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