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Red-twig Dogwood

Cornus sericea


See description and details below.


Grown for its striking red twigs for winter interest.  In fall, its white berries are a striking contrast against its brilliant red fall foliage.  It is especially useful for planting in rain gardens, around water retention swales, and for stabilizing stream banks.  Spreads by horizontal rooting of branches.  Has great wildlife value.   Not drought tolerant.

Additional information


Mature plant height

6-12 feet

Growth rate

Fast growing

Shade tolerance

Soil type

Prefers moist to wet soils

Seedling size

1-0, 6"-12"