Cornus foemina

stiff cornel, swamp dogwood

Cornaceae

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 10-30 ft    Width: 10-20 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      blue
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, hurricane wind resistance, interesting bark

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Use along streams or edges of retention areas. Can be a screen or specimen tree in moist areas. Blooms better in moderate to high light settings.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
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Attracts pollinators. Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit. Larval host for cecropia silkmoth (Hyalophora cecropia) and spring azure butterfly (Celastrina ladon).
Native Habitats: Riverine swamps, bluffs, bluffs, gum swamps. Typically in areas of relatively brief, shallow inundation.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B