Cornus sericea, Redosier Dogwood 36″ Live stake


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Item #: LS736

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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 36″ Live stake
Common Name:

  • Red Osier 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
Native Americans smoke the inner bark of red osier dogwood in tobacco mixtures used in the sacred pipe ceremony. Dreamcatchers, originating with the Potawatomi, are made with the stems of the sacred red-osier 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 browses the twigs, foliage, and fruits. Birds known to eat the fruit include wood ducks, eastern bluebirds, cardinals, catbirds, long-tailed chats, crows, purple inches, 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.