Red Osier Dogwood - Cornus sericea

Large rounded native shrub with deep green foliage that turns a reddish purple in fall. Showy white flowers in summer are followed by bluish white berries in fall that attract birds in winter. Deep red winter bark, cut stems make attractive decorative arrangement.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Green
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Foundation
Mass Planting
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Edible
Traditional
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
5-10'
Spread: 
5-10'
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Seasons: 
Summer
Special Features: 
Attractive Foliage
Attracts Butterflies
Fall Colour
Stem Colour
Winter Interest
Growth Habits: 
Round
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 3
Average: 3.7 (15 votes)

Prefers a moist, well drained, slightly acidic soil. Feed in spring with an all purpose fertilizer before new growth begins. Little pruning is necessary, although pruning to ground level when old to rejuvenate fresh new growth is recommended. Prune to remove broken or damaged limbs. 

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