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Red Osier Dogwood

Cornus sericea

Also known as

Red-Twig Dogwood, Creek Dogwood, Red-Osier Dogwood, Red Willow, Redosier, Redosier Dogwood, Red-Osier Cornel, Red-Stemmed Dogwood

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

4m

2m

Min

3m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Red Osier Dogwood Overview

An upright-deciduous, perennial shrub native to North America. Oval to lanceolate leaves are dark green falling a brilliant bright red. Single flowers are white green and appear in mid summer along side white fruit.

How to propagate Red Osier Dogwood

Layering

Propagate from seed or rooted layers struck in a moist sand-peat mixture.

Seed

Cuttings

By hardwood cuttings in winter.

Special features of Red Osier Dogwood

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Other uses of Red Osier Dogwood

Grown for their flowers, foliage or brightly coloured winter stems and can be used for flower arranging.