Roughleaf Dogwood

Cornus drummondii

This native Dogwood is distinguished by its namesake leaves that are rough on top and fuzzy on the underside. At least 40 species of birds eat its fruit. Its species name recognizes the Scottish naturalist, Thomas Drummond, who collected extensively in the US south and Texas in the 1830s, but died while collecting in Cuba.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous, single-stemmed tree or thicket-forming shrub, growing to 9 m (30 ft) tall.
Bloom Time:
Mid-spring
Presence in US:
AK AL GA IA IL KS KY LA MI MO MS NE NY OH OK PA SD TN TX WI
Presence in Canada:
ON