Audubon® Roughleaf Dogwood
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A backyard bird bonanza! You’ll want to plant this superb native Accent near your deck, patio, or livingroom or kitchen window, so you can watch the birds delight in its nourishing fruits. Roughleaf Dogwood is a large shrub or small multi-stemmed tree that offers up plump white berries to birds and other wildlife in late summer and early fall. The high-fat, high-energy treats are a boon to migrating birds as well as to those that stick around all winter. Some species you are likely to see (depending on where you live) include Cedar Waxwings, robins, Purple Finches, Evening Grosbeaks, bluebirds, cardinals, kingbirds, and Downy Woodpeckers. Fabulous!
May Benefit & Attract: Waxwings, thrushes, finches, cardinals & grosbeaks, kingbirds, and woodpeckers.
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New! Introducing our bird-friendly collection of Audubon® Native Plants & Trees
- Better for Birds, 100% Neonic-Free
- Not Available in non-native regions, states or counties (see Native Regions map)
Bower & Branch is proud to grow Audubon® Native Plants for Birds in partnership with the National Audubon Society to help birds and other wildlife thrive.
- The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
- This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
- Your purchase and planting of this native flora directly supports Audubon’s conservation mission and impact
- Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program
- Audubon Native Plants & Trees are free of neonicotinoids and exclusively grown by Bower & Branch
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Size AA (18-24" tall) container grown
- Hardiness Zone: 5-8
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Everyone knows about the famous Flowering Dogwood Tree and its beautiful blossoms and bird-pleasing fruits. But there are many other, lesser-known native Dogwoods that serve wildlife as well. Roughleaf Dogwood is a shrubby cousin to Flowering Dogwood that tends to inhabit zones where forest meets prairie. As a result, it is most prevalent in the Lower Midwest, its range extending westward to Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Unlike Silky Dogwood and Swamp Dogwood, to which it is related, Roughleaf Dogwood is often found growing in dry soils. It is thus more adaptable to general garden use.
If birding is your goal, then bugs are not bad! Roughleaf Dogwood supports a wealth of caterpillars and other insects that many birds are eager to consume. Baby birds will benefit most of all, as the bugs their parents bring them are key to their healthy growth.
How to Grow
Roughleaf Dogwood grows in a variety of situations in the wild, and therefore it’s pretty adaptable in the home landscape, too. It grows in moist soils and dry ones, clay and sand, full sun and part shade. Left to its own devices, Roughleaf Dogwood will form a large thicket, which provides good cover for birds and other small animals. If you prefer a more polished look, you can train it to be more treelike. Just prune out the lowest branches and remove suckers when they appear.
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