Dogwood compatibility


#1

I’m aware of three major Dogwood species: Cornus florida, Cornus kousa, and Cornus mas. The first two are popular in landscaping; the last two are good eating. I have some florida and a kousa, and would like more kousa and some mas.

Has anybody tried grafting between these species? Are they compatible?


#2

There is also Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea) here in the north. No idea on compatibility. It is a suckering shrub/bush though. Not like C. kousa.


#3

I don’t believe that C. mas and C. kousa are graft compatable. C. mas and C. officionalis are though


#4

I am trying to learn about these different types of wild dogwood and the edible ones that i may can graft onto them.
Here in central kansas the creek bottoms have what i think is Swamp Dogwood ( Cornus amomum*). Or it could be Rough-leaved Dogwood ( Cornus drummondii ).
Are these compatible to use as rootstock for an edible cherry dogwood?


#5

Paul - i’d sure like to know this as well. You should try it!


#6

Just curious what part of the state you’re in? I’m in SW Missouri.


#7

Hi Bede yes I am in southcentral kansas between Hutchinson and Pratt.