Cornus sericea, Redosier Dogwood 18-24″


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Attractive Bark:
Attractive Fall Color:
Attractive Flowers:
Average to moist soil:
Beneficial Insects:
Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture:
Edible Fruit:
Erosion Control:
FAC- Occur in wetlands and non-wetlands:
Flood Tolerant:
Four Season Interest:
Full – Part Sun (6+ hours of sun):
Game Birds:
High Wildlife Value:
Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay:
Moist Soil:
Native to Coastal Regions:
Native To Mountain Regions:
Native to Piedmont Regions:
Occasionally wet soil (non tidal):
Part Sun – Part Shade :
Sandy soil, coarse texture:
Small Mammals:
Wet soil (Tidal):
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Botanic Name: Cornus sericea

Common Name: Redosier dogwood, Red Osier dogwood, red twig dogwood, redstem dogwood

Sun Exposure: Full Sun Part Sun Part Shade Full Shade

Soil moisture: Dry Average Moist Wet

Soil Type: Clay Loamy Sandy Organic

Mature height / spread: 6-12′

Flower: white, June- August

Fruit: White

Fall Color: red

Soil Ph: 6.1-7.5

Ethnobotanic: Native Americans smoke the inner
bark of redosier dogwood in tobacco mixtures used in
the sacred pipe ceremony. Dreamcatchers,
originating with the Potawotami, are made with the
stems of the sacred redosier dogwood. Some tribes
ate the white, sour berries, while others used the
branches for arrow-making, stakes, or other tools.
The fleshy fruits of dogwoods are very
valuable to wildlife, particularly in the Northeast
(Martin et al. 1951). The fruit ripens in late summer,
and besides being available through the fall, some of
the berries may persist on the plants into the winter
months. Wildlife browse the twigs, foliage, and
fruits. Birds known to eat the fruit include: wood
ducks, eastern bluebirds, cardinals, catbirds, long-tailed chats,
crows, purple finches, yellow-shafted flickers, crested flycatchers,
grosbeaks, kingbirds, American magpies, mockingbirds,
crested mynah birds, orioles, robins, yellow-bellied sapsuckers,
European starlings, tree swallows, scarlet tanagers, brown thrashers,
thrushes, vireos, pine warblers, cedar waxwings, and woodpeckers.
Game birds who eat both the fruits and buds include grouse,
ring-necked pheasants, band-tailed pigeons, greater prairie chickens,
bobwhite quail, and wild turkeys. The shrubs provide excellent nesting
habitat for songbirds. Mammals that eat the fruit and foliage include
black bear, beaver, mountain beaver, cottontail rabbits, raccoons,
eastern skunks, squirrels, chipmunks, mice, and rats. Deer, elk,
Mountain goat, and moose browse the twigs and foliage.