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Red Osier Dogwood

Botanical Name: Cornus stolonifera

En français: Cornouiller stolonifère

Red Dogwood has a brilliant look in all seasons and is easy to and easy to care for.

Other names: ( alba spp. stolonifera; ), Hart rouge

Fast growing, will form thickets.


Width: Quick growing.

Water: Requires plenty of water.


Best Soil: Well-drained, moist soil.

Its natural habitat: Shores, river flats, edges of marshes, damp open woods and thickets..

Caring for Red Osier Dogwood

Easily transplanted. Flat-topped Red stems look wonderful in winter garden. Needs rejuvenation pruning to maintain red stems and longer life. Lower branches prostrate and may root. Best in informal, natural settings. Will grow on a variety of poorly drained soils or sand in pH 5.0 – 6.5.



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