- Seedling Size: 12-24″
- Seedling Age: 2-0
- Mature Height: 3 – 9 feet
- Mature Width: 6 – 10 feet
- Soil Type: Sandy to clay, well-drained
- Moisture: Moist
- Sun: Partial shade
- Growth Rate: Fast
Key Characteristics of Red-Osier Dogwood
- White flower clusters in bloom in June.
- Bright red bark brings great winter interest. Changes to green in the spring.
- Deciduous, simple, and opposite leaves. They reveal silky strands when split.
- Small, white berries appear in August and September.
Visitors Attracted to Red-Osier Dogwood
- Cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedorum)
- Spring azure butterfly (Celastrina ladon)
- Ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
Help Control Invasives!
Red-osier dogwood makes a great alternative to invasive honeysuckle species (Lonicera spp.), which can reduce tree and shrub regeneration and decrease overall native plant diversity.
- Red-Osier Dogwood – “Cornus stolonifera – Red Stem Dogwood” by M.Dolly is licensed under CC BY 2.0
- Red-Osier Dogwood Flowers – “Red-osier or Common Dogwood” by Tom Brandt is licensed under CC BY 2.0
- Red-Osier Dogwood Berries – “Fruit of the Red-Osier or Common Dogwood” by Tom Brandt is licensed under CC BY 2.0
- Red-Osier Dogwood Flowers – “Cornus stolonifera 2” by Superior National Forest is licensed by CC BY 2.0
- Red-Osier Dogwood in Winter by Rafael Penaloza