Cornus asperifolia

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

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Rough-leaf Cornel

Cornaceae

Plant Specifics

Size:6-15 ft tall by 6-15 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:White
Phenology:Deciduous
Habitats:Dry woods.

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Forms thickets. Best used as a screen or buffer plant.
Light: Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Lime rock, Sand

Wildlife

birdanimalcaterpillarbutterflypollinator

Birds and small mammals consume the fruit.

Larval host for cecropia silkmoth (Hyalophora cecropia) and spring azure butterfly (Celastrina ladon). 

Attracts long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees, wasps, flies, and butterflies.