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Cornus glabrata Benth.
Brown dogwood, Smooth-leaf dogwood
USDA Symbol: COGL3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
, 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
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:
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FACW || FACW |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CA
Record Last Modified: 2010-09-09
Research By: TWC Staff