Cornus sericea

Attractive red stems with white flower clusters that produce white berry clusters. Fast growing. Opposite leaves and branches. Gorgeous red stems provide warm winter color.

red winter stems of red-osier dogwood
seedlings

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

red-osier dogwood stem

Photo credit: Matt Lavin

red-osier dogwood fruit

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

  • red winter stems of red-osier dogwood
  • seedlings
  • red-osier dogwood stem
  • red-osier dogwood fruit

Plant Details

Habitat:
Riparian Forests
Bottomland Forests
Shrub Swamp
Shallow Marsh
Shrub swamp; Bottomland Forest; Riparian Forest. Used in riparian reclamation and wetlands.
Mature Height:
20’
Shade Preference:
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
Moist soils
Special Uses:
Attracts insects, bees and butterflies; Attracts birds; Attracts hummingbirds; Provides wildlife forage, cover and food; Provides bank stabilization; Ornamental
Arboretum Locations:
Cheldelin Middle School Arboretum
Crescent Valley High School Arboretum