Red-Osier Dogwood

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Shade tolerant; provides cover and food for wildlife and birds.

Latin name: Cornus stolonifera Michx

Type of tree: broadleaf (native shrub)

  • Bark (colour and texture): smooth bright reddish twigs and branchlets; very conspicuous in winter
  • Leaves (shape, size, etc.): light green; oval; smooth; veins strongly tend to follow margins toward leaf tip; leaf arrangement opposite
  • Form: arching bushy shrub

Height: 1 to 3 metres

Growth rate: medium to fast

Fruit and flowers: white flowers appear in flat-topped cluster in early June, followed by dull white berries

Soil: adapted to both wet and dry sites and a variety of soil types

Limitations: does not do well on arid sites; poor alkali tolerance