Roundleaf Dogwood, Roundleaved Dogwood Cornus rugosa

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Botanical Name:

Cornus rugosa

Family:

Cornaceae

Genus:

Cornus

Species:

rugosa

Common Name:

Roundleaf Dogwood, Roundleaved Dogwood

Height:
6-10 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5

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  • Cornus rugosa

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* Habitat and Range: sandy, gravelly, or rocky slopes, often growing in areas underlain by limestone bedrock. The roundleaf dogwood is also a temperate, northeastern North American species that occurs throughout southern and eastern Ontario; in northern Ontario it occurs farther north than the alternateleaf dogwood, but does not extend past 50°N (Soper and Heimburger 1982). more...
* The bark is cathartic, febrifuge and tonic. A decoction of the roots has been used in the treatment of kidney complaints and TB. more...