University of Rhode Island

Cornus racemosa

Grey Dogwood

Large multi-stemmed suckering shrub which spreads vigorously. Dark green leaves turn reddish purple in fall. White flower clusters in early summer. Bluish fruit is attractive to birds; red pedicels persist through winter. Prefers moist soil, adaptable to sun or part shade, easily transplanted. Native to RI. 6-10' x variable.

Images courtesy of Dr. Mark Brand, UCONN

Images courtesy of Dr. Mark Brand, UCONN

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