Pacific Dogwood


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Cornus nuttallii

Size/Zone: BR 12 – 18″

Sun: Prefers full shade

Soil Conditions: Moist to dry, needs drainage

Special Uses:  Supports pollinators, birds, hummingbirds

Orange-red fruit are especially attractive to birds.  Large creamy, white showy flower bracts which bloom in spring.

Habitat Notes: Shade loving understory tree. Occurs in moist well drained soils with high organic matter.  Sunburns easily and is vulnerable to diseases and insect damage.

ID Notes:  Can take a tree or shrub form.  Easiest to identify in the spring when it’s creamy white flowers open. Leaves are veined, soft and pliable.


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Height at 20 yrs. 12 ft. Deer Browse Low
Mature Height 75 ft. Wildlife Value High
Growth Rate Moderate Timber Value No
Lifespan Long Resprout Ability Yes
Moisture Use Moderate Hardiness Low
Drought Tolerance Low  
Sun Tolerance Low  

USDA Plant Database

Wildflower Native Plant Database

Photo Credits: The Wild Garden,