Min. size 30-60 cm (sold in groupings of 10)
Cornus sericea, red-osier dogwood is a species of flowering plant that is native throughout much of North America. This is a spreading shrub that seldom reaches more than 1.2 m in height. It is easily identified by its deep red bark.
Red-osier dogwood are best planted in wet sites along riverbanks or shorelines, although they can be grown on drier sites. It is best grown in full sun but will still grow in shaded areas, but more slowly.
The berries are used by many birds as a food source, including by songbirds during fall migration. Their flowers provide an important food source for honey bees while squirrels, chipmunks and raccoons also enjoy them in their diet. Snowshoe hares and beaver often nibble the twigs during the winter months.
Red-osier dogwood is also a favourite for decorative displays during the winter holiday season.