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Red Osier Dogwood - 25 Shrubs

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Size 3-4'

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Red Osier Dogwood

This slender stems in red are best accents for shrubs in pink and white colors. A nice sight in spring and summer time

Red Twig Dogwood is a Fast-Growing Shrub

Red Twig Dogwood is a shrub rather than a tree. It can grow as tall as ten feet, depending on the variety. It is a striking plant that provides a range of attractive characteristics throughout the seasons. It is a fast-growing shrub and tolerates some dry conditions as long as it has access to enough moisture throughout the year. The soil needs to be well-drained.


This shrub grows from five to ten feet tall, depending on the variety. The younger branches are red. Red osier dogwood makes a dramatic splash of color during the winter months. The shrub is a deciduous plant that sheds its leaves each Autumn. The leaves are green during the growing season, turning a lovely purple shade before falling. White flowers grow in the spring and summer. This plant grows clusters of blue-white berries late in the growing season.

Red Twig Dogwood is a shrub that provides many services for the property owner.

It offers various colors for each season. Many songbirds rely on berries and branches for food and shelter. Bird watchers can enjoy their hobby from a convenient window. The Red-osier Dogwood works well as a colorful hedge. When left to grow naturally, some varieties can reach ten feet wide. They form thickets that screen views and serve as windbreaks. Red osier is not poisonous; early Native Americans used parts of it for medicine, clothing, building, etc. Few modern herbalists used the plant at this time.


An American native from the Chicago region, the Red-osier Dogwood has four main cultivars or varieties. They are listed below (from smallest to largest) with some details on their differences.

  • The Bergeson's Compact Dogwood is the shortest of the varieties and reaches five feet tall.
  • The Budd's red-osier Dogwood has branches that turn yellow instead of red.
  • The Cardinal red-osier Dogwood has leaves that turn orange or red in the fall, and the stems are bright red in winter.
  • The Pucker Up! red-osier Dogwood is named for the leaf's puckered characteristic. Red osier is the largest of the varieties in height and width.

Care For The Red-osier Dogwood

This shrub thrives best near waterways. It grows around ponds, creeks, and rivers, tolerating occasional drought and flooding. It prefers well-watered and well-drained soil. To maintain the red branches, owners should trim older branches and allow the younger ones to spread.

This deciduous plant differs from deciduous trees like Maple trees. It grows as a shrub that arches over and forms thickets. A beautiful plant for all seasons, this shrub provides many services with few demands.

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