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ROUGHLEAF DOGWOOD
Cornus drummondii

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Photo Locations: LSU Hilltop Arboretum - Baton Rouge, LA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Branches don't droop and resist breakage.

Native to the Great Plains and Midwestern United States.

Family: Cornaceae

Tree Characteristics

Oval Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 15 - 25 feet.

Width: 10 - 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.

Leaves Ovate, Green, Purple, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

White or Gray Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer Wildlife use it.

Bark Brown, Fissured.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Well Drained Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Attracts Birds.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Buffer Strip or Container.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cornus drummondii Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 25, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cornus-drummondii >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.