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.


Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

red-osier dogwood stem

Photo credit: Matt Lavin

red-osier dogwood fruit

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

  • seedlings
  • red-osier dogwood stem
  • red-osier dogwood fruit

Plant Details

Riparian Forests
Bottomland Forests
Shrub Swamp
Shallow Marsh
Shrub swamp; Bottomland Forest; Riparian Forest. Used in riparian reclamation and wetlands.
Mature Height:
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