Red Osier Dogwood

$3699

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3-4'

Red Osier Dogwood

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The Radiant Red Osier Dogwood

Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea) is a deciduous shrub popular for landscaping projects. It is native to North America and often grows in wetlands, swamps, and along streams. With its striking red stems, clusters of white flowers, and bright green leaves, this shrub will

surely add interest and beauty to any landscape.

Red Osier Dogwood Appearance

The shrub can grow up to 10 feet tall and wide, although it is more commonly seen in the 6-8 foot range. The shrub stems are a vibrant red color, which provides a stunning contrast against the green foliage. The leaves are bright red in the Fall (End of October), providing even more visual interest.

Features

A notable characteristic of theshrub is its winter interest. The bright red stems stand out against the snow and provide a splash of color in an otherwise dreary winter landscape. Additionally, the shrub produces clusters of white flowers in the Spring of 2024 and small white berries in the summer, which are a food source for birds.

Planting and Care

Theshrub is a hardy shrub that is easy to grow and maintain. It likes damp soil and full sun to partial shade. It can live in various soil types and pH levels but could do better in extremely dry or alkaline soil. Before new growth begins, pruning should be done in the late winter or early Spring of 2024. The shrub can be propagated by cuttings or by layering.

Uses

The shrub is a flexible shrub used in various landscaping projects. It works well as a border or hedge and can be as planted as a focal point or specimen plant. Additionally, the shrub is commonly used in erosion control projects due to its ability to tolerate wet soil conditions.

Conclusion

If you are looking for a pretty and hardy shrub that will add interest to your landscape throughout the year, the Red Osier Dogwood is an excellent choice. Its bright red stems, white flowers, and red Fall (End of October) foliage make it a standout plant, and its ease of care and versatility make it a great addition to any landscape.

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When people think of dogwood, the shrub with the famous white petaled blossom often comes to mind. But there are other members of the Dogwood family, and they offer alternatives in everything from flower type to shrub cover. The red osier (Cornus serica) is an attractive flowering dogwood shrub with a wide regional range.


Among its many nicknames are "red willow," "red root," and "creek dogwood." Its growing range falls within the two to eight hardiness zone. It fares best in colder, wetter climates. Although this is not an evergreen shrub, it provides year-round color through its striking red bark.

Frequent pruning will produce plenty of new growth, which is also bright red. In addition to its colorful appearance, it also pleases homeowners with its quick growth after planting. When mature, the plant reaches a height and width of five to nine feet.

Some mature shrubs reach a height and circumference of 10 feet. Its flowers are a spray of white or red and are less showy than the flowering dogwood. Its main cosmetic features are its branches, stems, and trunk. These woody areas have a grayish hue if little or no pruning is done. Pruning for shrub health needs to be done only once per year.

It does well in acidic or alkaline soils. This moisture-loving shrub could do better in arid soils or regions. This shrub is often found in or near wetland areas and will flourish in wet areas of a property. In addition to offering a planting alternative for these yard parts, this dogwood's most significant landscaping benefit is its ornamental potential.

However, as this shrub can be used for erosion control, it is more practical for landscaping. Planting these dogwoods three to four feet apart can create a dense root network to save vulnerable banks. This makes the shrub not just another pretty backyard addition but a useful one.

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