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Swida racemosa

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

This shrubby dogwood will form dense thickets over time and is an excellent wildlife plant, offering plenty of cover for nesting birds. Small flowers appear in clusters followed by white fruits that pop against the showy red stem. Perfect for naturalizing or fencerows.

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Height: 3-8 ft
Spread: 3-8 ft
Hardiness Zone: 3-8


Bloom Color: White

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Wet
Average
Ecoregion
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
Ornamental Interest
Fall Foliage
Summer Fruit
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Host Plant
Attracts Songbirds
Pollinator Powerhouse Plant
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Tolerance
Compaction Tolerant
Urban Environment
Salt Tolerant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


gray dogwood - Swida racemosa from Native Plant Trust
gray dogwood - Swida racemosa from Native Plant Trust
gray dogwood - Swida racemosa from Native Plant Trust