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- Small tree. Mature height: 10'
- Light: Part-shade understory tree or shrub, vase shaped
- Soil: Medium to dry; more drought tolerant than other dogwoods
- Blooms: Bright white late spring flowers
- Foliage: Brilliant reds, pinks and purples
- Good as a screen or hedge; dry shady sites
- Deer resistance: No
- More information and native range here and here
Photo: Rob Routledge
Dogwood, Roundleaf (shrub)
Pollinator value: Medium; attracts native bees and butterflies; Spring Azure and Gossamer Wing butterfly larval host
Year-round interest with white spring flowers, summer foliage, blueish-white fall berries and winter branches with reddish markings. Large, round leaves give a tropical feeling. Shrub takes on a nice rounded shape. Forms small thickets.
Good informal hedge; plant at least 6 feet apart. Forms thickets.