Cornus glabrata

Cornus glabrata

brown dogwood



  • Deciduous shrub to small tree 5 to 18 feet tall
  • Less common than creek dogwood but also grows in moist communities
  • Requires wet soil or irrigation
  • Differs from creek dogwood in leaf vein arrangement
  • Found in Diablo and Niles Canyon sections
  • also reported in Bay hills section

Mt. Diablo, Mt. Diablo West


1 gallon, 2 gal

pollinators Birds
pollinators Butterflies
features Fruits
sun Full Shade
water High
bloom season Jun
bloom season May
soil Moderate
sun Part Shade
habitat Riparian
flower color White
dormancy winter

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