- May Benefit & Attract: Waxwings, thrushes, finches, cardinals & grosbeaks, kingbirds, and woodpeckers.
- The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.
- This bird-friendly native trees provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
- All Audubon® branded trees are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment.
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Size A and larger - Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 5-8
- Mature Height: 6-15' tall
- Mature Width: 6-15' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Partial Shade
- Spacing: 6-15' apart
Why plant Audubon® Roughleaf Dogwood?
A backyard bird bonanza! Roughleaf Dogwood is a large shrub or small multi-stemmed tree that offers up plump white berries to birds and other wildlife in late summer and early fall. The high-fat, high-energy treats are a boon to migrating birds as well as to those that stick around all winter. Some species you are likely to see (depending on where you live) include Cedar Waxwings, robins, Purple Finches, Evening Grosbeaks, bluebirds, cardinals, kingbirds, and Downy Woodpeckers. Fabulous!
Everyone knows about the famous Flowering Dogwood Tree and its beautiful blossoms and bird-pleasing fruits. But there are many other, lesser-known native Dogwoods that serve wildlife as well. Roughleaf Dogwood is a shrubby cousin to Flowering Dogwood that tends to inhabit zones where forest meets prairie. As a result, it is most prevalent in the Lower Midwest, its range extending westward to Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Unlike Silky Dogwood and Swamp Dogwood, to which it is related, Roughleaf Dogwood is often found growing in dry soils. It is thus more adaptable to general garden use.
How to use Audubon® Roughleaf Dogwood in the landscape?
You’ll want to plant this superb native Accent near your deck, patio, or living room or kitchen window, so you can watch the birds delight in its nourishing fruits. If birding is your goal, then bugs are not bad! Roughleaf Dogwood supports a wealth of caterpillars and other insects that many birds are eager to consume. Baby birds will benefit most of all, as the bugs their parents bring them are key to their healthy growth.
Audubon® Native Plants & Trees
Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.
What is the definition of Native?
“In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society
Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.
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Hardiness Zone: 5-8
How To Plant Audubon® Roughleaf Dogwood
Roughleaf Dogwood grows in a variety of situations in the wild, and therefore it’s pretty adaptable in the home landscape, too. It grows in moist soils and dry ones, clay and sand, full sun and part shade.
How To Water
Roughleaf Dogwood will appreciate regular water during its first few years in the ground and irrigation during long dry spells after it’s established.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
Left to its own devices, Roughleaf Dogwood will form a large thicket, which provides good cover for birds and other small animals. If you prefer a more polished look, you can train it to be more treelike. Just prune out the lowest branches when dormant and remove suckers when they appear.
How Does Shipping Work?
Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees, Size A and larger, will take approximately 14 – 28 days to be delivered.
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