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Round Leaved Dogwood

Scientific name

Cornus rugosa


As the name suggests, the leaves of the Round Leaved Dogwood are nearly round, and are simple and opposite. The top surface is dark green with fine hairs. The leaves are not serrated. The plant can be either single or multi-stemmed and creates colonies.

Planting conditions

The Round Leaved Dogwood is a shrub and tree species typically found as an understory plant in dry to moist forests. Unlike some other dogwood species it only tolerates partial shade and does well where there are breaks in the forest canopy. The plant can also be found in rocky outcrops and thickets, and are most common in upland forests.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 3m
  • Moisture level:
    • Dry
    • Normal
    • Moist
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
    • Shade
  • pH:
    • Basic
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
    • Bareroot
  • Eco Zone:
    • 4a
    • 4b
    • 5a
    • 5b
    • 6a
    • 6b
    • 7a
    • 7b
    • 8a
    • 8b
  • Plant type:
    • Tree
    • Shrub
  • Height:
    • 3 m