Type: Deciduous shrub
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10-15 feet
Native Range: Eastern North America, statewide in Missouri
Soil: adaptable to wide range of soil conditions
Sunlight needs: Full sun to part shade
Tolerates: Wet soil, drought, clay soil
Landscape use: Rain garden, shrub borders, naturalized areas
Brief Description: Easily grown shrub, small showy whitie flowers, red stems on terminal stems holding flowers
Wildlife Benefits: Good bird habitat
Possible Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. The dogwood bud gall occurs on this species but is not usually a significant problem.
Stand out Features: thicket forming, grows readily in poor soils.
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