USDA and NRCS Identifier NRCS Logo
USDA.gov Web Site PLANTS photo banner
PLANTS Home about PLANTS PLANTS Team Partners of PLANTS What's New at PLANTS National Plant Data Center Web Site Help using PLANTS Contact PLANTS
 
 Search the PLANTS Web site
 Name Search

PLANTS Topics
 
 Characteristics
 
PLANTS Image Gallery
 
 
Download PLANTS data
 
 
Related tools
 
 
 
You are here: Home / Characteristics / Conservation Plant Characteristics for Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis Printer-Friendly Printer-Friendly / Download
Characteristics

About PLANTS Characteristics
Conservation Plant Characteristics Data Definitions
PLANTS Characteristics species list

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Cornus sericea L. ssp. occidentalis (Torr. & A. Gray) Fosberg
western dogwood
COSEO

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous Yes
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate
Foliage Texture Coarse
Fruit/Seed Color White
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
Growth Form Multiple Stem
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 15
Height, Mature (feet) 16.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability Yes
Shape and Orientation Semi-Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance High
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Drought Tolerance Low
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 100
Hedge Tolerance Medium
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 4.8
pH, Maximum 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 1100
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 2700
Precipitation, Minimum 18
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 16
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -35
Reproduction
Bloom Period Summer
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root Yes
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container Yes
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings Yes
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 18500
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Slow
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal Low
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 

Cornus sericea L. ssp. occidentalis (Torr. & A. Gray) Fosberg
western dogwood
COSEO
Cultivar: Mason

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous Yes
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate
Foliage Texture Coarse
Fruit/Seed Color White
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
Growth Form Multiple Stem
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 15
Height, Mature (feet) 16.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability Yes
Shape and Orientation Semi-Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance High
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Drought Tolerance Low
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 172
Hedge Tolerance Medium
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 4.8
pH, Maximum 7.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 1100
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 2700
Precipitation, Minimum 24
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 16
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -11
Reproduction
Bloom Period Summer
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root Yes
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container Yes
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings Yes
Propagated by Seed No
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 18500
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Slow
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal Low
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 12/10/2017 08:05 PM CST