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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Woodies- Standard Shrub
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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period


Urban environment

Harsh Exposure Tolerant, Compacted/New Construction Soils, Road-side/Salt Tolerant, Yards that Flood


Floodplain, Wetlands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color

Red Purple


Mature height
8 Feet
Mature width
8 Feet
Max height
15 Feet
Max width
20 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Loved by birds Pollinator hot spot

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