Cornus racemosa 'Huron' - Gray Dogwood from Quackin Grass Nursery

good consistent autumn color

Cornus racemosa 'Huron'

Gray Dogwood

Plant Type:


Cornus racemosa 'Hurzam' - 8 available. 'Hurzam' (Huron™) is a select Gray Dogwood growing only 4 to 5 feet tall, its habit rounded. Teeming small creamy white flattened domes are numerous in June making the shrub showy when in bloom. White berries develop on red pedicels adorning the shrub which are relished by a number of bird species. Autumn brings excellent red tones before leaf drop. Older winter wood is smooth, gray topped with branchlets in a bright red shade. Pedicels may also persist, a fiery embroidery atop the attractive winter wood. Fertile, moisture retaining soil in part to full sun. Established potted Gray Dogwood from cutting.

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48-60 in


48-60 in




(3b)4 to 8
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Characteristics and Attributes for Cornus racemosa 'Huron'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Smooth

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads
  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Natural Garden
  • Labyrinth
  • Shrub Border
  • Grouping
  • Hedge
  • Hedgerow
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Foundation

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Woodland
  • Draining
  • Fertile
  • Humus Laden
  • Organic


  • Eastern North America

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Cornus

Cornus. The Dogwoods come in many sizes – low growing shrubs to rounded trees. Many have beautiful winter wood, beautiful flowers and berries for wildlife. Most have terrific fall foliage color. They are indispensable in a garden with almost all species and cultivars sporting 4 seasons of interest. All prefer fertile soils that retain some moisture between rainfalls. Many if not all are a presently a botanical Latin taxonomic tangle. In fact, taxonomists have been very busy renaming both trees and shrubs to the point that they have managed to do to Dogwoods what they foisted upon Asters. For the nursery owner the outcome is nothing but a monstrous tangle of confusion for nurseries and customers alike. And as much as I rail against common names I now use the word "aster" as I utilize "dogwood" for the sake and ease of lubricated communication. Ours are being offered under monikers that are currently embraced by most folks in the industry but followed parenthetically with the swanky new names foisted upon us all by the taxonomists... those elusive, ghostly beings who secretly impose as do the FISA court judges in the U.S. (Uh oh, they've begun an FBI folder on me!!!) We take many of our cues from the esteemed Michael Dirr... not regarding FISA courts or the FBI. You know what I mean. All of our offerings are cutting grown.