Gray Dogwood is an Illinois native shrub that works well in difficult situations. A tough shrub, it can grow in both wet and dry soils, poor soils, and in sun or shade. It is tolerant of drought conditions once established. Clusters of creamy-white flowers bloom in late spring. Deep green leaves turn purple-red and yellow in the fall. Flowers develop into white berries held on red stalks, and are loved by migratory birds in late summer and early fall.