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Cornus sericea s. sericea

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Cornus sericea s. sericea

Red Osier Dogwood, Siberian Dogwood, Tatarian Dogwood

Community: Riparian

Brief Description

Vibrant red branches radiate winter color from clumped base.

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  • Glowing Scarlet Bark
  • Decorative In Winter
  • Moisture-loving
  • White Fall Berries

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Plant Description and Details

Highly decorative red bark makes the Red Osier Dogwood's bare branches very showy in the winter. The deeply-veined leaves also turn an attractive red in the fall. White summer flowers are followed by clusters of white/grey berries in fall. Dogwood flourishes where its roots have access to good moisture -- streambanks in the wild, or a moderately moist area in the landscape.

Common Names Red Osier Dogwood, Siberian Dogwood, Tatarian Dogwood
Community Riparian
Drought Tolerant No
Native Range Streamsides in all the western states.
Native States CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 4
Exposure Sun - Shade
Soil Preference Various
Placement Streambank stabilization, well-watered areas as a windbreak, screen or accent shrub.
Mature Height 6 - 12 ft.
Mature Width 6 ft.
Group Spacing 6-9 ft.
Blossom Color White
Blooms Summer
Establishment Tips Water at planting and 4-5 times deeply the first summer.
Maintenance Tips Red bark is showiest in first year wood, so after established cut back (even to base) to keep the fresh wood's brilliance.
Wildlife Birds
Wildlife Notes Birds enjoy the fall berries.
Plants Symbol COSES
Lewis & Clark No

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