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The flowers are attractive to butterflies and insects that feed on their nectar.
In their native habitat, rough leaf dogwood can be found in swamps, marshes, and along the banks of ponds and streams. They may appear as a single tree or thickets and provide excellent nesting cover for birds. Rough leaf dogwood is often used in conservationist projects for erosion control.
This perennial has dark, green-veined leaves, which turn an attractive deep red in autumn. The leaves are oval, their upper surface rough to the touch - hence the name "rough leaf" - whereas the lower surface of the leaves has a velvety feel. The Latin name, Cornus drummondii, was given in honor of Thomas Drummond, a naturalist, and native of Scotland, who undertook a nearly two-year effort to complete a botanical survey of Texas where he came upon this shrub. Although he died before the survey was completed, many of his collected plants were redistributed throughout Europe.
Hardy Planting Zone - This plant thrives best in Zones 3-9.
Bloom Season - Flowers appear in mid-spring to late summer.
Bloom Color - Roughleaf dogwood produces tiny flowers in creamy white or light yellow clusters. Hard white berries appear in the fall.
Height at Maturity - Trees grow to 16 to 20 feet at maturity.
Soil Type Preferred - Roughleaf dogwood prefers well-drained to moist soils. An adaptable shrub, they are cold tolerant and known to tolerate drier conditions.
Sun or Shade - Plant in full sun for the best fruit and flowers. However, this plant will also thrive in shaded settings.
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.