Red Osier Dogwood _NOT
Cornus sericea L. var occidentali
Mid-height, deciduous, multitrunked shrub or small tree,
6–16'. Reddish bark, fl at-topped clusters of creamy white
fl owers, 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.
Drought-tolerant, sun to part-shade/sun, Food source for native butterfly caterpillars and native wildlife; food source, shelter, or nesting sites for birds; Among species considered to be the most valuable wildlife plants by ODFW Naturescaping (2001) reference.
nectar source for butterflies and hummingbirds