Mature height: 6-12 feet tall; multi-stemmed shrub with red twigs
White blooms May-June
Part-shade; moist, well-drained soil. Native to wooded areas, river banks, lake shores
Spreads by underground stems, making thickets
Watch for stem canker and leaf spots.
Red Osier/Red Twig Dogwood (shrub)
Clusters of creamy-white blossoms are followed by pea-sized white berries. Colorful fall foliage and conspicuous red branches in winter.
Attracts waterfowl, marshbirds and shorebirds, mammals, birds and butterflies. Larval host for the Spring Azure butterfly.