Gray Dogwood

Cornus racemosa


In Stock
Key Features

10' - 15'

Container Size

1 Gallon, 2 Gallon, 3 Gallon

Bloom Time

May, June

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture


Soil Type

Average, medium, well-drained.

Hardiness Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Light Requirements

Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun

  • Description

    Gray Dogwood (Cornus racemosa) is a large shrub that grows naturally in moist or rocky ground along streams and ponds, as well as in prairie margins and thickets. It is also adaptable to drier sites once established. The small white flowers that bloom in rounded clusters attract butterflies and other native pollinators. After flowering, Gray Dogwood produces white fruits through October. These fruits are an important food source for birds and other wildlife. The foliage sometimes turns purplish red in the fall, and new stem growth turns red in the fall and early winter. Gray Dogwood naturally produces thickets, so it’s an excellent choice for shrub borders or naturalized areas. The thickets provides shelter for small mammals as well as nesting sites for birds. Gray Dogwood is a larval host to the Spring Azure Butterfly (shown above).

  • Shipping Information

    We ship from two locations:

    • Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

    • Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

    Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.

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