Red Osier Dogwood

Cornus stolonifera

Cornouiller stolonifère

Red Osier Dogwood has a brilliant look in all seasons and is easy to grow and easy to care for. Other names: (Cornus alba spp. stolonifera; Cornus sericea), Hart rouge

Fast growing, will form thickets.


Its natural habitat is, 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.

It is happiest in Well-drained, moist soil.

In terms of water, Red Osier Dogwood needs Requires plenty of water.