Cornus racemosa
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Hardiness Zone: 4-8 Height: 10-15 feet; 3-4.6 metres Spread: 10-15 feet; 3-4.6 metres Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium Wildlife: Butterflies, bees, wasps, and flies are attracted to the flowers. Other insects such as aphids, plant bugs, and caterpillars feed on the foliage. The fruits are readily consumed by various birds and mammals. Bloom Colour: White/Cream Culture: Prefers wet to average soil moisture and grows well in soil containing a high level of organic matter. Noteworthy Characteristics: Gray Dogwood is a deciduous shrub that commonly forms thickets. The opposite, elliptic leaves occur along smooth, gray to light brown branchlets. The flowers appear in clusters and are small and ill-scented. They are later replaced by round, white fruit that develop on bright red stalks during late summer. The foliage turns from red to purple in the fall.