Audubon® Native Swamp Dogwood

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SKU
10004503

The National Audubon Society presents a new line of native plants and trees that helps birds and wildlife thrive in your area! The Audubon® Native Swamp Dogwood (Cornus amomum subsp. obliqua), also known as Pale Dogwood, features green leaves that appear in pairs and purplish-brown young shoots for a verdant garden addition!

All summer, you and your pollinators will enjoy the white blossoms, quickly followed by great fall color and a generous crop of beautiful blue berries! Growing upright, with a looser growth habit and multiple stems, these create an open and rounded appearance. Perfect for use in poorly drained sites and for preventing lake and stream bank erosion and for more alkaline sites.

While the berries are highly beneficial to songbirds, your insect-eating birds will find plenty on the menu as well! A host plant for a wide variety of caterpillars and other tasty bugs that feed on its foliage, birds that are feeding hungry chicks will be frequent visitors!

Planting and Application:

Swamp Dogwood are typically found in swamps, moist borders, floodplains, wetlands, meadows, prairies and along streams. Well-known as a Bog Plant and around ponds. You’ll find them adaptable to where the gutters drain or in Rain Gardens!

Dogwood shrubs spread to form thickets if left to their own devices, and the branches may form roots at the tips or nodes where they touch the ground. Allow them to form fast shelterbelts, hedges, for wildlife and wetland naturalizing, erosion control, steep slopes and ideal for mass planting. All of which benefit birds by providing food, cover and sheltered nesting sites!

  • Yellowish-White Blooms in Late Spring
  • Generous Crop of Beautiful Blue Berries for Birds
  • Wildlife Interest, Food & Shelter
  • Caterpillar Host Plant - Azure Butterfly & Many Species of Moth
  • Vital for Thrush, Vireo, Grosbeak, Bluebird, Waxwing, Robins & Hummingbirds

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Swamp Dogwood prefers moist, organically rich, and slightly acidic soils in part shade. The shallow spreading root system of this deciduous flowering native shrub is ideal in soggy areas.

  • No Serious Insect or Disease Problems
  • Full Sun & Part Shade
  • Prune Shrubs to Shape After Flowering
  • Medium to Wet Soil

Fantastic wetland natives and bird-friendly food and habitat, the easy-care Audubon® Native Swamp Dogwood fills your landscape with fast cover, privacy and rugged beauty! Order at NatureHills.com today!

Audubon® Plant Information

Bird-Friendly native trees and plants provide food and shelter for local and migrating birds, as well as other wildlife. By purchasing and planting native flora, you will support Audubon's conservation mission and impact, while helping birds and wildlife thrive!

  • Grown Without Neonicotinoids
  • Audubon® is Licensed & Registered to the National Audubon Society
  • May Not Be Available in Non-Native Regions, States or Countries - Check Here
  • Audubon® Native Plants & Trees are Exclusively Grown by Bower & Branch

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Audubon® Native Swamp Dogwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Audubon Native Plants & Trees
Botanical Name Cornus amomum subsp. obliqua
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Full Shade
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes