Cornus sericea (Red Osier Dogwood)  This deciduous plant offers four seasons of interest with bright red bark in winter, clusters of creamy white flowers in spring, tiny white berries (a songbird favorite) amongst a thicket of greenery in summer and purplish leaves in autumn.  Height 6-12′.  Grows in wet soils and is great for riparian areas.  Stems can be used to make a nice red dye.  Hardy to zone 3.

Cornus sericea (Red Osier Dogwood) This deciduous plant offers four seasons of interest with bright red bark in winter, clusters of creamy white flowers in spring, tiny white berries (a songbird favorite) amongst a thicket of greenery in summer and purplish leaves in autumn. Height 6-12′. Grows in wet soils and is great for riparian areas. Stems can be used to make a nice red dye. Hardy to zone 3.

Red Twig Dogwood (Cornus stolinifera) - Winter Color. Zone 2-8.  Red stems in winter, white blossoms in spring, red berries in fall.  Fast Growth.  Mature height:  6-10 ft.

Red Twig Dogwood (Cornus stolinifera) - Winter Color. Zone 2-8. Red stems in winter, white blossoms in spring, red berries in fall. Fast Growth. Mature height: 6-10 ft.

Plant Combos with Year-round interest: Red twigged dogwood (Cornus sericea) underlanted with sedge: Carex morrowii 'Fishers Form' looks fantastic even in winter!

Plant Combos with Year-round interest: Red twigged dogwood (Cornus sericea) underlanted with sedge: Carex morrowii 'Fishers Form' looks fantastic even in winter!

Full size picture of Bailey Red Twig Dogwood, Redosier Dogwood, Red Osier Dogwood  (winter interest)

Full size picture of Bailey Red Twig Dogwood, Redosier Dogwood, Red Osier Dogwood (winter interest)

o...Red Twig Dogwood -- Red twig dogwood shrubs provide year-round interest. But despite bearing spring blossoms, variegated leaves in summer, and berries from summer to fall, clearly this plant's common name explains the main reason people grow it: namely, the bush's red twigs, which are brightest in winter.

Incorporating Red Twig Dogwood Shrubs in Your Landscaping

o...Red Twig Dogwood -- Red twig dogwood shrubs provide year-round interest. But despite bearing spring blossoms, variegated leaves in summer, and berries from summer to fall, clearly this plant's common name explains the main reason people grow it: namely, the bush's red twigs, which are brightest in winter.

Cornus sericea (red osier dogwood) is native to northern & western North America; prefers damp soil; med-tall decid. shrub, spreading underground to form dense thickets; branches & twigs = dark red, if not growing in shaded areas; fall color maybe bright red – purple; small dull white flowers in clusters; fruit – small round white berry; popular ornamental shrub often planted for the red coloring of its twigs in the dormant season.

Cornus sericea (red osier dogwood) is native to northern & western North America; prefers damp soil; med-tall decid. shrub, spreading underground to form dense thickets; branches & twigs = dark red, if not growing in shaded areas; fall color maybe bright red – purple; small dull white flowers in clusters; fruit – small round white berry; popular ornamental shrub often planted for the red coloring of its twigs in the dormant season.

Read my Top 10 list of best plant ideas for winter landscapes and attracting wild birds (e.g., red osier dogwood). Ranking is based on visual interest value.

Shrubs That Ensure Your Winter Yard Won't Be Bare

Read my Top 10 list of best plant ideas for winter landscapes and attracting wild birds (e.g., red osier dogwood). Ranking is based on visual interest value.

Monrovia's Kelsey's Dwarf Red-Osier Dogwood details and information. Learn more about Monrovia plants and best practices for best possible plant performance.

Monrovia's Kelsey's Dwarf Red-Osier Dogwood details and information. Learn more about Monrovia plants and best practices for best possible plant performance.

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