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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone - This plant thrives best in Zones 3-9.
Bloom Season - Flowers appear in mid-spring to late summer.
Bloom Color - Roughleaf dogwood produce tiny flowers appearing in creamy white or light yellow clusters. Hard white berries appear in the fall.
Height at Maturity - Trees grow to 16 to 20 feet at maturity.
Soil Type Preferred - Roughleaf dogwood prefers well-drained to moist soils. An adaptable shrub, they are cold tolerant but also known to tolerate drier conditions.
Sun or Shade - For best fruit and flowers, plant in full sun. However, this plant will also thrive in shaded settings.
Roughleaf dogwood is a fast-growing, ornamental, deciduous shrub or small tree noted for its beautiful, creamy white clusters of flowers and hard white fruit.
The flowers are attractive to butterflies and insects that feed on their nectar.
The fruit attracts birds, squirrels, rabbits, foxes, and deer.
In their native habitat, rough leaf dogwood can be found in swamps and marshes and along the banks of ponds and streams. They may appear as a single tree or in thickets and provide excellent nesting cover for birds. Rough leaf dogwood is often used in conservationist projects for erosion control.
This perennial has dark, green-veined leaves which turn an attractive deep red in autumn. The leaves are oval, their upper surface rough to the touch - hence the name "rough leaf" - whereas the lower surface of the leaves have a velvety feel. The Latin name, Cornus drummondii, was given in honor of Thomas Drummond, a naturalist, and native of Scotland, who undertook a nearly two-year effort to complete a botanical survey of Texas where he came upon this shrub. Although he died before the survey was completed, many of the species of plants he collected were redistributed throughout Europe.