Cornus sericea (Red Osier Dogwood)

Other names: Red Twig Dogwood, Creek Dogwood

Red Osier Dogwood is a very attractive deciduous shrub with four season interest.  The spring flower clusters are very attractive and are followed by clusters of summer berries which are white with a blue tint.  In the fall, the leaves turn a very nice red to burgundy.  Once the leaves fall, the red barked twigs and branches which give the plant its name really shine, especially on the frosty or snowy days of winter.  The shrub can reach heights of 15 feet, but rarely does it reach these heights.  Red Osier Dogwood is a wetland plant, so in order to plant it in the garden, you will need to water it.  The soil does not need to be soaked, but normal garden watering will keep the shrub happy.  It likes the sun as well as partial shade so it is happy out by itself, showing off its interesting features.  Please contact us with availability and prices.

Sold as:

Liners, one gallon and three gallon.