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Species: Red Osier Dogwood

Scientific Name: Comus Stolonifera

Classification: Deciduous Shrubs



Description: The Red Osier Dogwood, also commonly known as American Dogwood is a small to medium sized shrub often forming dense thickets up to 20 feet in height, but more commonly shorter in stature. It is native to most parts of North America, most commonly at lower elevations. The bark and branches are smooth and reddish-purple in color, with bright green to pale green leaves. Flowering occurs in the summer months, ranging from white to a cream color, which yield to white berries. The species was traditionally highly prized by Native Americans for basket-making, dyes and remedies. In the wild, the species is common to dry and wet forest habitats as well as along the borders of wetlands.

Site Conditions: The Red Osier Dogwood is adaptable to a range of soil types. It prefers moist soil, mostly well drained, but can adapt to poorly drained soils as well. It does not typically tolerate permanent standing water, other than seasonal flooding. It prefers full sun but tolerant of partial shade.

Stock: This species is in stock and available for pickup at our Arlington, WA location or available for delivery

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