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Red-twig Dogwood, Red Osier Dogwood

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Cornus sericea

Flower Description:

Flowers are white 1.5 – 2.5″ diameter, flat clusters dull white small bloom.

Season BloomMay - June
HabitatRedosier or red-twig dogwood is a loose, spreading, multi-stemmed shrub. Autumn foliage is colorful. Waterfowl, marshbirds and shorebirds are major users. Also large and small mammals. Deer browse on dogwood ear-round. Larval Host to the Spring Azure.
Leaf DescriptionBark turns dark red in autumn. Leaves are oblong with pointed tips, and turn dark red in the fall.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Partial Shade
LocationShoreline, Rain Garden, Woodland