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Rough Leaved Dogwood Tree

Rough Leaved Dogwood TreeThe Rough-leaved Dogwood (C. asperifolia, Michx.) has long been classed among the shrubby species. It becomes treelike in southern Arkansas and eastern Texas, sometimes reaching a height of 50 feet.

As a shrub it is distributed from Ontario to Minnesota and Nebraska, and south into the Gulf States.

The leaves are dark green, paler below and often softly pubescent, but made rough above by stubby white hairs. This is the only tree dogwood with white berries, so it is easily identified by leaf and fruit.