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Red Osier Dogwood

Plant Facts
Common Name: Red Osier Dogwood
Botanical Name: Cornus sericea
Nativity: North America
Hardiness Zone: 2-7
Type: Shrub
Size: Height: 3-9′, spread: 10′

Aesthetic Traits
Plant Form: Mounded
Foliage Color: Dark green
Seasonal Features: Red stems
Fall Color: Red, orange
Winter Form: Interesting bark color
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: June
Fruit Color:

Ecological Traits
Light: Full sun – part sun
Soil Type: Sand, loam, clay
Soil Moisture: Moist – wet
Urban Tolerances: Somewhat drought tolerant
Wildlife Value: Birds

Installation & Maintenance Notes
Can elect to prune 25% of the oldest stems each spring in order to stimulate new growth of reddest stems


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