Roughleaf Dogwood Cornus asperifolia 20 Seeds
Roughleaf Dogwood Cornus asperifolia 20 Seeds
Roughleaf Dogwood Cornus asperifolia 20 Seeds
Roughleaf Dogwood Cornus asperifolia 20 Seeds
Roughleaf Dogwood Cornus asperifolia 20 Seeds
Roughleaf Dogwood Cornus asperifolia 20 Seeds

Roughleaf Dogwood Cornus asperifolia 20 Seeds

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Cornus asperifolia, commonly called rough-leaved dogwood, is a common, thicket-forming, native dogwood that typically grows 6-15’ tall and as wide. Common name refers to its elliptic to oval leaves (to 5” long) that are rough above and downy below. Tiny, yellowish-white flowers appear in flat-topped clusters (to 2.5” diameter) in late spring. Flowers give way to clusters of blue drupes which mature in late summer. Fruit is attractive to birds and is generally considered to have as much if not more ornamental interest than the flowers. Twigs are reddish-brown. Fall color is variable, but may include quality shades of purple and red. Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of a wide range of soils, including poor ones. Best in naturalistic plantings in moist soils where plants are allowed to spread and form thickets. Property line screens. Informal hedges. Shrub borders.

Growing Instructions.

The seeds have a period of dormancy. They can be planted in the fall for spring germination or they can be cold stratified to simulate winter conditions and to break their dormancy.

1. Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours.
2. Put some sand or potting soil in a container and put the seeds in the substrate.
3. Water the substrate so that it is moist.
4. Put the soil and seed mixture in a ziplock bag and put the bag in a refrigerator
5. Leave the bag in the refrigerator for 10 weeks.
6. Put some potting soil in a pot and sow the seeds on the soil. Cover the seeds with a layer of soil. Use containers that have drainage holes in the bottom.
7. Put the pot in an area with warm temperatures and keep the soil moist but not wet.
8. When the seedlings have four leaves, they can be transplanted.