About the Redtwig Dogwood, Red Osier, Creek Dogwood
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.