Gray Dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

  • Broadleafed
  • Deciduous

Gray dogwood are more shrubs than they are trees, growing to a relatively compact 10 feet in height, making them the perfect size for under the forest canopy. New twigs provide interest with their red color, as do small clusters of white flowers blooming in summer.

Other types of dogwood include flowering dogwood and pagoda (alternate leaf) dogwood.

  • Alternate Common Name: None
  • Average Height: Gray dogwood (cornus racemosa) grow 10 to 15 feet tall.
  • Average Width: Spread is typically equal to their height.
  • Leaf Description: Leaves are usually 2-4 inches. Leaf color can be more of a dull gray/green.
  • Bark Description: gray dogwood (cornus racemosa) bark is considered for ornamental effect.
  • Twig Description: Older stems are a light gray. Younger are a maroon color.
  • Flowering: White small flowers that bloom mid summer.
  • Needle or Broadleaf: Broadleafed
  • Comments: Gray dogwood (cornus racemosa) is a suckering shrub with a distinct multi-stemmed ritual.

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