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Cornus alba

Common Name(s):
Tatarian dogwood
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Does not like summer heat- develops cankers; best color on new stems so remove oldest stems; can become invasive

Height:
8-10 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple, dark green leaves; 2-4.5 in. long; reddish-purple fall color
Flower:
Modestly showy, yellowish-white flowers in spring; white to bluish drupe in summer; grown for blood-red stems in winter
Zones:
3 to 7
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained soil but tolerates a range of soil conditions
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright and loose; arching with age; long unbranched stems; suckers to form large colonies
Width:
5-10 ft.
Tags:
birds, deciduous, fall color, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 1507

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Cornus alba 'Cream Cracker' Cornus alba
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Cornus alba 'Kesselringii' Cornus alba 'Kesselringii'
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Cornus alba Cornus alba
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Cornus alba Cornus alba
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