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  • Cornus sericea (Red Osier Dogwood)

    Type: Native Tree/Shrub

    Height: 6-9' tall; 8-12' spread

    Sun: Full usn to partial shade

    Flowers: White

    Water: Moist to wet soils and bogs

     

    This red-twig dogwood makes a striking part of the garden in winter, when its stems turn bright red. Small white flowers in spring turn to fruit that supports birds in the summer.

    • Photo Credit

      No machine-readable author provided. Curtis Clark assumed (based on copyright claims). [CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)]

       

      USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Herman, D.E. et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook. USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Admin., Bismarck, ND. [Public domain]