Cornus glabrata Benth.
Brown dogwood, Smooth-leaf dogwood
Cornaceae (Dogwood Family)
USDA Symbol: COGL3
A thicket-forming shrub to small tree, growing 5-15 ft. tall; tallest in moist shade. Twigs are brownish-purple and slender. Leaves are gray-green, turning bright red in the fall. Creamy-white flower clusters are followed by bluish-white berries.
The genus cornus is Latin for a horn.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: CA , OR
Native Distribution: Throughout cismontane CA to Klamath, Jackson & Joshephine Cos., OR; more common northward
Native Habitat: Moist stream banks below 5000 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Moist to wet, rich soil, clay best.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Propagation is easy from seed, cuttings or rooted stems at ground level.
Seed Collection: Seeds can be stored or sown without extracting them from the fruit.
Seed Treatment: Fruit may be sown immediately or stratified for spring planting.
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Cornus glabrata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cornus glabrata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cornus glabrata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2010-09-09
Research By: TWC Staff