Red-osier Dogwood

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Red-osier Dogwood

16.00

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Description

The Cornus stolonifera is a many-stemmed, deciduous shrub grows up to 15 feet tall. Leaves are opposite, two to six inches long, elliptical and pointed. In autumn, leaves turn a deep red before falling off. Twigs and stems are often reddish or purple. Small, greenish-white flowers grow in dense, flat topped clusters at the ends of branches, and produce a bluish-white berries in the fall.

Habitat

In moist, well drained soil, especially along stream banks and in swamps.  Full to partial shade.  Tolerates seasonal flooding.

Beneficial Uses

Possess excellent soil building qualities.  Red stems make it attractive with or without foliage.  Provides excellent wildlife cover, and is browsed by rabbits, deer, and elk.  Hosts butterfly caterpillars.  Buds and fruit provide food for numerous birds, small mammals, and black bear.