cornus sericea (red osier dogwood) native

  • flat-topped panicles of small white flowers lead to white berries in the fall
  • dark red branches are attractive in the winter
  • lightly pubescent (hairy) green summer leaves turn purple in autumn
  • bloom time: may
  • zone 2
  • height 175-200cm
  • spread 200-250cm
  • colour white
  • vigorous growing shrub tolerating many soil and light conditions
  • suckering freely, it is excellent for re-naturalization
  • very fibrous root system aids in control of soil erosion
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • attracts birds
  • fast growing 
  • deer resistant
  • salt tolerant
  • native to ontario
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)