Grey Dogwood Tree Form Tree
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Grey Dogwood Tree Form Tree
Grey Dogwood Tree Form Leaf
Grey Dogwood Tree Form Additional Product Shot 541
Grey Dogwood Tree Form Additional Product Shot 992

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Spacing: As Desired
  • Exposure: Sun or Shade
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Grey Dogwood Tree Form
Cornus racemosa
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These days we’re bombarded with the news that wildlife habitat is being destroyed all around us, but we CAN do something about it. We can plant native trees! Planting native trees is one of the best things to do for the health of the planet, and Grey Dogwood is a great place to start. This unsung native hauls in songbirds with its shiny white fruits and feeds butterflies and countless other critters that are important to the local ecosystem. “But I don’t have room for a Dogwood,” you say? Well, this one is a compact variety that maxes out at around 10 feet tall and wide!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Spacing: As Desired
  • Exposure: Sun or Shade
  • Show more ›
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The Story

We’ve got a bone to pick with whoever named this tree.  Grey Dogwood?  Come on.  This native plant and the wildlife attracted to it bring color year-round.  Dainty Spring Azure butterflies lay their eggs on the creamy flower buds.  The stark-white fruits, each stamped with a black dot, look like Cookie Monster eyeballs and haul in songbirds by the droves.  The stalks that hold the fruits (known as “pedicels”) are watermelon-red and persist after the fruit has been devoured.  Grey Dogwood?  This plant needs a marketing makeover!

The Details

While the Grey Dogwood is typically grown as a shrub, this extraordinary specimen is clearly unique! Grafted onto a straight trunk, this tree form version is perfect for around the patio or used as a focal point. The older stems are gray while the younger stems tend to be more tan or reddish brown. Foliage is gray-green in spring, turns darker in summer, and changes to purplish-red in fall. It also showcases some cool white berries! Plant one today!

How to Grow

The way we grow Grey Dogwood lifts this naturally shrubby plant off the ground.  To maintain its tree form, you’ll want to prune off any suckers you find on the trunk or base of the tree.  This plant often grows in wet soils in the wild, and you can use it to transform a boring ditch into a wildlife oasis.  Regular planting areas around your home will do as well.  It’s happy in sun or shade.  Do plant it where you can watch the birds flocking to the avian cafeteria you have provided!

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 3
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Sun or Shade
Avg Mature Height As Trained
Avg Mature Width As Trained
Spacing As Desired
Growth Rate Medium
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Purple/Red
Flower Color White
Flower Time Spring
Fruit Color White
Fruit Time Late Summer-Fall
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds Yes
Attracts Butterflies Yes
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native Yes
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils Yes
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: A

Size A

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Size A Trees:

6-7' tall in our smaller #8 tree container. Fast growing, branching structure fully developed. Tree form. Stem caliper near 1".

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Grey Dogwood Tree Form Tree
Grey Dogwood Tree Form Leaf
Grey Dogwood Tree Form Additional Product Shot 541
Grey Dogwood Tree Form Additional Product Shot 992