Day 157: Roughleaf Dogwood

“The roughleaf dogwood is used as a buffer strip around parking lots, in the median of highways and near the decks and patios of homes. It can grow to a height of 15 to 25 feet (4.6 – 7.6 m) with a spread of 10 to 15 feet (3.1 – 4.6 m). The roughleaf dogwood flowers during the summer months. It produces off-white four-petaled open flowers that are followed by small white fruits that ripen from August to October. These dogwoods can form a dense thicket that is used as a hedge, border or cover for wildlife. At least forty species of birds are known to feed on the fruits of the roughleaf dogwood. To read more click here

6 thoughts on “Day 157: Roughleaf Dogwood

  1. Well that’s neat, I have one of them growing in my front yard. The neighbor girl brought some of them home extra when they had a planting program at school and gave me one. It was just one 12″ stick so I stuck it in the ground to see if it would grow. Now it’s 5′ high and probably 5′ across and the birds and squirrels love the little berries it get on after the flowers die off.

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