USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Herman, D.E., et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook.
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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Herman, D.E., et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook.

Red-osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)

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Red-osier dogwood is a woody deciduous shrub generally 1.4-6 m (4.6-20 ft) tall. The bark and twigs are reddish to purple and fairly smooth from autumn to late spring; after the leaves have fallen, the deep burgundy branches add color to the winter landscape.

Shade Tolerance: Full sun to Part Shade

Moisture: Dry to Wet

Height: 3'-9' tall

Bloom Time: Jun-Aug

Color: White

Deer Resistant: Yes

Uses: Birds, Butterflys, Wildlife

Other: Suckers

USDA Plant Fact Sheet


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