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PlantFiles: Round-leaf Dogwood, Round Leaved Dogwood
Cornus rugosa

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Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Cornus (KOR-nus) (Info)
Species: rugosa (roo-GO-suh) (Info)

Synonym:Cornus circinata

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Dogweak On Dec 12, 2011, Dogweak from New York, NY wrote:

Rangy shrub (a volunteer) growing on side of the road in dry rocky soil. Sun to part-shade. Good screen in summer. Shrub is 8' tall, with a coarse look. (It would probably look better if I pruned it regularly.) No particular winter color to the branches, even on younger wood. Sometimes gets a burgundy cast to its leaves in autumn, but color is not reliable. Flowers are inconspicuous; light blue fruits on red stems are interesting in late summer but disappear fast. Biggest problem is that it suckers extensively, under a rock wall and 6 feet into a shrub border. Suckers are numerous, thick and hard to control. Every spring I think about trying to kill it off, but I admire its toughness and utility as a food source for native insects (Spring Azure?) and birds. Deer don't bother it, unlike the other dogwoods in my yard. [Note: Viburnum acerifolium and Corylus cornuta grow beside it, but in more shade.]

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Sharon, Connecticut



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