Red-Osier Dogwood

Cornus stolonifera subsp. sericea
  • Description: Freely spreading shrub with many bright red stems, 1 – 6 m tall. Leaves are oval with prominent veins, follow by white flowers in dense clusters.
  • Habitat: Moist soils, swamps, streamside forests, clearings, and thickets.
  • Pair with: Salmonberry, mock-orange, Pacific ninebark, and Pacific crabapple.
  • Fun Fact: Red-osier dogwood is an important winter browse for deer. These shrubs are beautiful year-round, but are especially striking in winter, when their bright red stems are fully exposed.

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