Cornus racemosa--Gray Dogwood

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Cornus racemosa--Gray Dogwood

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Gray dogwood grows to 6 to 15 feet in height and width. The best growing area has sun or partial shade and moist soil. The plant grows in wet areas and has a fibrous, suckering root system. Excessive sucker formation may cause the plant to overrun its allotted space. The dense growth habit makes the shrub a suitable hedge or barrier plant. Gray dogwood sprouts readily from the base and can be cut back severely. The clusters of white flowers are produced in mid- to late spring. The white fruits are on red peduncles and are more ornamental than the flowers. When birds eat the fruit, the remaining red peduncles give the plant a reddish color. The fall color is purplish red.

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