Cornus stolonifera or Cornus sericea Redtwig Dogwood, Red Osier, Creek Dogwood

  • Cornus stolonifera or Cornus sericea,  Redtwig Dogwood, Red Osier, Creek Dogwood
  • Cornus stolonifera or Cornus sericea,  Redtwig Dogwood, Red Osier, Creek Dogwood
  • Cornus stolonifera or Cornus sericea,  Redtwig Dogwood, Red Osier, Creek Dogwood
  • Plant type
    • Deciduous Shrub
  • Native or non-native
    • Native
  • Sun & shade levels
    • Full Sun
    • Part Shade
  • Soil conditions
    • Dry
    • Some Moisture
    • Moist & Well-Drained
    • Wet
  • Upland/wetland ratings
    • FACW-Usually found in wetland
  • Yearly Height, Width
    • 2-3 ft., 1-2 ft.
  • Ten Year Height, Width
    • 10 ft., 6 ft.
  • Matured Height, Width
    • 20 ft., 10 ft.
 

In Fall the new growth from stems turn red

This plant is highly valued ornamentally, but also does quite well in the naturalized landscape. It thrives in moist areas alongside streams or ponds, or in wetter areas in a conventional garden. It is multi-stemmed shrub, up to 15 feet tall, and spreads from root sprouts. In fall, leaves turn bright red and bunches of white or bluish berries form. The stems of summer new growth turn red in fall, providing winter interest in the garden.

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