Cornus racemosa 'Hurzam' - Huron® Gray Dogwood
DESCRIPTIONHuron® Gray Dogwood
Cornus racemosa 'Hurzam'
Huron has a compact rounded habit with deep green foliage. The white spring flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators. Unique white fruits on red stems are relished by birds. In autumn, the foliage takes on a burgundy red fall color extending the season of interest. This is an adaptable shrub that will grow in sun or shade and in a wide variety of soil types. Would make a wonderful foundation plant, a small hedge or planted en masse.
- Fruit attracts birds like Cardinals, Woodpeckers and Bluebirds
- Spring flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators
- Host plant for the Spring Azure butterfly
- Burgundy red fall color
- Compact, rounded habit
Found in thickets, river bank woods, wet to dry, low, open areas.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Very easy to grow cultivar with a refined habit. Grows best in moist, well-drained soil but adapts to almost any soil condition. Tolerates city air pollution. Trim roots with a spade and promptly remove root suckers if you don't want plants to spread and form a thicket. Prune some of the oldest branches to the ground every year for more colorful new growth.