Cornus stolonifera
RED OSIER DOGWOOD Plant
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Hardiness Zone: 3-8 Height: 6-9 feet; 1.8-2.7 metres Spread: 8-12 feet; 2.4-3.7 metres Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium Wildlife: Butterflies, bees, wasps, and flies are attracted to the flowers. Plant bugs, aphids, beetles, and caterpillars feed on the foliage and other plant parts. The fruit are very attractive to waterfowl, birds, and certain mammals such as deer and squirrels. This type of dogwood is also used by beavers for building their dams. Bloom Colour: White Culture: Prefers moist, loamy or fine textured soil. Noteworthy Characteristics: Red osier dogwood is an attractive shrub with opposite, lanceolate-ovate leaves that occur along smooth, reddish stems. Immature branchlets are green and pubescent. The small flowers appear in flat-topped clusters and later give way to round, white to bluish, fleshy fruit in late summer to early fall.