red-osier dogwood (Cornus sericea)

several red branches with slightly curved red leaves of red-osier dogwood

red-osier dogwood

 

Common name: red-osier dogwood
Botanical name: Cornus sericea

Light: full to partial sun
Height: 3 – 10 feet
Water: moderate, needs water in spring
Soil type: wide variety of soils

Deciduous shrub with red stems and white flowers in 2″ flat topped clusters followed by bluish-white berries; forms thickets via suckers; beautiful red fall foliage and nice winter interest; birds love it!

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