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.

So beautiful: red twig dogwoods with snowdrops beneath. Wish I'd put snowdrops under my dogwood now.

So beautiful: red twig dogwoods with snowdrops beneath. Wish I'd put snowdrops under my dogwood now.

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.

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.

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.

Arctic Fire™ - Red-Osier Dogwood - Cornus stolonifera | Proven Winners - winter interest, part sun

Arctic Fire™ - Red-Osier Dogwood - Cornus stolonifera | Proven Winners - winter interest, part sun

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)

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