Red Osier Dogwood

$3999

Red Osier Dogwood

$3999

1-Year Warranty

Ships Spring and Fall

Safe to Plant - Spring and Fall

In stock

Cannot ship to: FL.


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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.

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, providing even more visual interest.

Red Osier Dogwood's Characteristics

A notable characteristic of the shrub 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.

Red Osier Dogwood's Maintenance

The shrub 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.

Red Osier Dogwood's 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.

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.

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. It 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 bright red growth. In addition to its colorful appearance, it 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. Their flowers are a spray of white or red and less showy than those of the flowering dogwood. The main cosmetic features of this shrub are its branches, stems, and trunk. If little or no pruning is done, these woody areas will have a grayish hue. Pruning for shrub health should be done only once per year.

It does well in acidic or alkaline soils, but 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 Red Osier Dogwood 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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