A group of three Red Osier Dogwood with a home garden with striking red stems
Red Osier Dogwood
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
Botanical Name: Cornus stolonifera
Nom Français: Cornouiller stolonifère

Features

Bloom colour: Red
Blooms:
Pollinators: Birds | Butterflies
Sun or Shade: Full Sun | Partial Sun
Plant Type: Shrub
Height: Up to 9+ feet (3.5 meters)
It grows well in hardiness zones:

Planting

Shores, river flats, edges of marshes, damp open woods and thickets.
Water requirement: Requires plenty of water.
Well-drained, moist soil.

Care

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.
Tall, erect shrub with red stems. Clusters of small white flowers. White or gray berries are juicy but not edible.

Pruning

Spread: Quick growing.

Considerations

Fast growing, will form thickets.

Styling and Use

Other

History

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