Snow Lace® Gray Dogwood -- Cornus racemosa ‘Emerald’ (RFM-25)
This seedling selection has superior emerald-green, semi-glossy foliage and a very dense form. It grows somewhat slower than is typical of the species, averaging six inches a year, under dryland conditions in North Dakota. It produces a distinctly mound-like to rounded growth habit, gradually reaching a height of seven to nine feet. Its profusely borne white flowers and drupes, as well as colorful rosy-pink pedicels contrasting with its silvery-gray stems, combine to produce an attractive landscape shrub. Available in commercial nursery trade. Reaches semi-mature height in 15 to 18 years. Hardy in USDA Zone 3.
Potential Uses or Applications
Nursery stock, dense hedge or shrub border, individual or groupings in public or private landscapes
Plant propagation material can be obtained from NDSU Plant Sciences Department or shrubs from licensed nursery subject to availability.
U.S. Trademark registered – Snow Lace®
This cultivar is available for non-exclusive licensing.
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