red-osier dogwood - Cornaceae Cornus sericea (stolonifera)

Foliage

red-osier dogwood Foliage

Twig

red-osier dogwood Twig

Flower

red-osier dogwood Flower

Fruit

red-osier dogwood Fruit
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Taxonomy

FamilyCornaceae
GenusCornus
Speciessericea (stolonifera)
Common Namered-osier dogwood
iTree CodeCOSE16

Plant Form

FormShrub: multiple stems or canes, forming dense thicket
Height8 feet
Spread10 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliageovate, 2-5" long, 1-2.5" wide, veins curve towards leaf tip (arcuate), red petiole 0.5-1" long, silky strands in veinsLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barkthin with lenticels, red (sunlight) and green (shade) in color
Budslender with slight spherical bulge towards base, non-overlapping scales (valvate), pointed tip, silky hairsBud Arrangement Information IconOpposite
Twigslender, green, red or both; red branches typically exposed to sunlight
Flowerflat-top grouping (cyme) of terminal flower buds, small white flowers
Fruitspherical white or cream colored drupe, found in clusters
Fall Colorred, purple

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min3aMin4.8SoilIntolerant
Max7aMax7.5SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntolerantIntolerantNo

Species Status

Nebraska NativeYes Check
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States, Canada
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