Cornus obliqua

Common name: Blue-fruited Dogwood

Native plant

A very large shrub that is as broad as it is tall. Found on wet sites and riverbanks, but has also proved adaptable to the urban garden. Flowers are white, one to three inch diameter, flat-topped corymbs. Birds quickly devour the shining, blue fruit. Fall color is a reddish purple.


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Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $19.50
11 to 24 units $17
25 or more units $14.50

Plant Details

Plant type

Large Shrub, Shrub

Soil type

Mesic, Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period



Harsh exposure tolerant, New construction, Road-side/salt tolerant, Floodplain

Growth form

Multi-stemmed, Colonizing

General information

Mature height
8 Feet
Mature width
8 Feet
Max height
15 Feet
Max width
20 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Fall color
Red Purple

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Loved by birds Pollinator hot spot

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