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 and a nitrogen fixer. It is 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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