Red Osier Dogwood


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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.


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The Benefits of Red Osier Dogwood Shrubs in Landscaping 

The Red-osier Dogwood


 The Red-osier 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. This makes a dramatic splash of color during winter months. The shrub is a deciduous plant, so it sheds its leaves each Autumn. The leaves are green during the growing season and turn a lovely shade of purple before they fall. White flowers grow in the spring and summer. This plant grows clusters of blue-white berries late in the growing season. 

Benefits Of The Red-osier Dogwood


 Here is a shrub that provides many services for the property owner. It offers an attractive variety of colors for each season. Many songbirds rely on the 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. This is not a poisonous plant, and parts of it were used by early Native Americans for medicine, clothing, building, etc. Few modern herbalists use 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 red-osier 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 puckered characteristic of the leaves. This is the largest in height and width of the varieties.

Care For The Red-osier Dogwood


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

 This deciduous plant is different from deciduous trees like Maple trees. It grows as a shrub that arches over and forms thickets. A beautiful plant for all seasons, the Red-osier Dogwood shrub provides many services with few demands in return.