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Cornus rugosa (Roundleaf dogwood)
Smith, R.W.

Cornus rugosa

Cornus rugosa Lam.

Roundleaf Dogwood

Cornaceae (Dogwood Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

The genus cornus is Latin for a horn.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 15 feet tall. May begin flowering when about 3 feet tall.
Leaf: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


USA: CT , DC , DE , IA , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , ND , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS , ON , PE
Native Habitat: Woodland

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Sand


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Butterflies

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

Spring Azure
(Celastrina "ladon" )

Larval Host
Learn more at BAMONA


Bibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Cornus rugosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cornus rugosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cornus rugosa


Record Modified: 2022-10-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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