Cornus foemina - Swamp dogwood
About forty-five species of Cornus are native to Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and North America.
They are shrubs and trees. This species is native to the eastern United States
as far west as Texas
Small flowers are held in clusters at branch tips in spring. Blue berries
mature later that summer. Birds eat the berries and distribute the seeds.
See this plant along the Lake Oneida boardwalk.
Large shrub or small tree to about ten feet tall or more.
Light: sun to part shade
Water: moist soil, not very drought tolerant
Soil: adaptable to soil types
This native plant is not commonly found in northeast Florida nurseries or gardens.