Snow Mantle® Gray Dogwood -- Cornus racemosa ‘Jade’ (RFM-23)
There is considerable interest in small trees for use in the landscape. Snow Mantle® Dogwood produces a 12 to 15 foot small tree covered with white flowers followed by white fruits, both borne in profusion. The fruits (drupes) are usually retained on the plants late into the fall. It grows with a somewhat layered, umbrella-shaped crown. Its lingering pink fruit pedicels also add interest in the fall. The older and larger this selection becomes, the more attention it has aroused. It naturally grows multi-trunked, and is most effective when allowed to grow in this manner. Available in commercial nursery trade. Reaches a semi-mature height in 14-16 years. Hardy in USDA Zone 3.
Potential Uses or Applications
Nursery stock, dense small tree for specimen, or grow in groups as large shrub in parks and public grounds
Plant propagation material can be obtained from NDSU Plant Sciences Department or trees from licensed nursery subject to availability.
U.S. Trademark registered – Snow Mantle®
This cultivar is available for non-exclusive licensing.
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