Tatarian dogwood (Cornus alba)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Tatarian dogwood
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Tatarian dogwood (Cornus alba)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3a
Mature Height Mature Height
6 to 8 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
8 to 10 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Moderate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Wet soil, poor drainage (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Dull
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
upright, suckering, wide-spreading shrub; 6-8’ tall; 8-10’ wide; some cultivars with white and green variegated leaves; reddish-purple to no fall color; deep red stems from late fall to early spring; small, creamy-white flowers in late spring; white fruit in summer attracts birds; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; prefers moist, well-drained soil; tolerates wet soil; intolerant to drought and will wilt easily; susceptible to twig blight and leaf spot; do not shear; native to Asia; hardy to zone 3a

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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