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Red Osier Dogwood

Red Osier Dogwood

Red Osier Dogwood

Cornus sericea

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Red Osier Dogwood is a small deciduous shrub that features deep red stems and twigs year-round, with creamy white flowers in the spring.

It is a complementary space filler to any shrub and flower garden, and mixes well with Yellow Twig Dogwood. Red Osier Dogwood is an excellent soil stabilizer. It is also fast growing and becomes drought tolerant once well established.


Zone: 2a
Height: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: dark red
Berries: small white berries (5-9 mm diameter)
Flowers: dull white flowers in spring
Bark: branches and twigs are dark red giving it a distinct look in the fall/winter
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)

Other names: american dogwood, california dogwood, creek dogwood, dogberry tree, red dogwood, red twig dogwood, redosier dogwood, redstem dogwood, western dogwood

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