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Red Osier Dogwood


Red Osier Dogwood, a native landscape favorite, thrives in a wide range of climates (Zone 2-7). This hardy shrub shines with brilliant red stems in winter and clusters of creamy-white flowers in late spring. Ideal for moist to wet soils, it reaches 5-9 feet in height and width, offering versatile landscaping options. While its small fruit attracts wildlife, it’s primarily cherished for its visual appeal. Low-maintenance and adaptable, it’s perfect for busy gardeners. Enhance your landscape with the year-round charm of Red Osier Dogwood.

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Red Osier Dogwood: A Striking Landscape Choice

Enhance your outdoor space with the beauty and versatility of Red Osier Dogwood. Discover why this native shrub is a favorite among gardeners:

Hardiness Zone

Also known as Red Twig Dogwwod it thrives in a wide range of Hardiness Zones, from Zone 2 to Zone 7. It’s well-suited for various climates and regions.

Ideal Soil Type

Plant this Dogwood in moist to wet soils, making it perfect for rain gardens and areas with poor drainage. This hardy shrub adapts to a variety of soil types.

Fruit Size

While Red Osier Dogwood produces small, berry-like fruit, it’s primarily grown for its striking red stems and vibrant foliage rather than its fruit.

Plant Size

Red Osier Dogwood typically reaches a height of 5 to 9 feet, with a similar spread. Its upright, arching branches create an attractive, multi-stemmed form that adds visual interest to your landscape.

Flowering Time

This shrub blooms in late spring to early summer, displaying clusters of small, creamy-white flowers. These flowers give way to clusters of small, white fruit that provide food for local wildlife.

Growth Habits

Known for its vigorous growth, this Dogwood is a deciduous shrub with brilliant red stems in winter. It’s often used for erosion control along streambanks and as an ornamental hedge or border plant.

What to Do with the Fruit

While the fruit of is not typically harvested for human consumption, it serves as a valuable food source for birds and other wildlife. Consider planting it to support local ecosystems and attract wildlife to your garden.

When It’s Ripe

The small, white fruit of Red Osier Dogwood ripens in late summer to early fall, providing a seasonal feast for birds and other wildlife in your area.

Additional Requirements

Sunlight: This shrub tolerates both full sun and partial shade, making it versatile in various garden settings.
Pruning: While not typically required, occasional pruning can help maintain its shape and encourage vibrant new growth.
Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the establishment phase, to ensure healthy growth.

Why Choose Our Red Osier Dogwood

Native Beauty: Enjoy the natural charm and year-round appeal of this native shrub.
Wildlife Attraction: Support local ecosystems by providing a food source for birds and wildlife.
Landscape Versatility: Use it as a striking border plant, hedge, or erosion control solution.
Low Maintenance: Red Twig Dogwood thrives with minimal care, making it an excellent choice for busy gardeners.

Elevate your landscape with the captivating beauty and ecological value of Red Osier Dogwood. Order now and transform your outdoor space with this versatile native shrub.


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