Red Osier Dogwood #1 gal.
Cornus sericea var occidentali
Mid-height, deciduous, multitrunked shrub or small tree, 6–16'. Reddish bark, flat-topped clusters of creamy white flowers, followed by white or bluish berries. Great for winter interest. Control size by cutting tallest trunks at base every 2–4 years. Vigorous colonizer. Look for
native forms of this widespread species.
Habitat: Drought-tolerant, sun to part-shade/sun,
Size: 6 - 16'
Wildlife: Food source for native butterfly caterpillars and native wildlife; food source, shelter, or nesting sites for birds; nectar source for butterflies and hummingbirds;Among species considered to be the most valuable wildlife plants by ODFW Naturescaping (2001) reference.