The Gray Dogwood shrub is great for wildlife, as the fruit it produces are a great food source for all sorts of critters. Expect plenty of birds to hang around your property in fall.
The stems of these fruits hang around during winter, adding some much-needed color. The white flowers it produces in spring are beautiful but not gaudy. At maturity, the Gray Dogwood will be about 13 feet tall and 13 feet wide in the crown, but it is slow-growing at less than a foot a year.
Best of all though this shrub can handle drought and extended wet conditions and doesn’t need any particular kind of soil. Make sure it gets at least 4 hours of full sun a day.