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Cornus sericea

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Plant types and subtypes: Shrubs, Deciduous

Light Requirements: part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist

Soil Description: neutral, rich, average, loam, clay

Height: 6'-12'

Bloom Time: May, June

Bloom Color: white

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Additional Tags: attracts birds, attracts butterflies, berries, fall interest, showy fruit

Fall color of Cornus sericea (redosier dogwood)
  • Fall color of Cornus sericea (redosier dogwood)
  • Flower of Cornus sericea (redosier dogwood)
  • Cornus sericea (redosier dogwood)
  • Cornus sericea (redosier dogwood)

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Description

Cornus sericea

Also known as:

redosier dogwood

,

redosier

,

red-twig dogwood

,

red-osier dogwood

Scientific Synonyms:

Additional Notes

The fruit are a valuable food source for birds and small mammals. Cornus serica has similar features to those of Cornus amonum (silky dogwood), but the latter has yellowish creamy-white flowers, blue fruit and is predominantly an eastern species.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SD, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Cornales
Family Cornaceae Dogwood family
Genus Cornus dogwood
Species Cornus sericea redosier dogwood