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Cornus glabrata Benth.
Brown dogwood, Smooth-leaf dogwood
USDA Symbol: COGL3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
CA , OR Native Distribution:
Throughout cismontane CA to Klamath, Jackson & Joshephine Cos., OR; more common northward Native Habitat:
Moist stream banks below 5000 ft. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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:
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
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Record Modified: 2010-09-09
Research By: TWC Staff