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Redosier Dogwood

Redosier Dogwood Tree

Redosier Dogwood Tree

Scientific names: Cornus stolonifera

Alternate Names: Kinnikinnik, Red Dogwood

Description: A large spreading multi-stemmed, lightly suckering shrub, which may reach a height of 6-10 feet on favorable sites. Likes moist soil. Stems are dark to bright red, white fruit clusters are taken rapidly by birds. Native to the northern and eastern United States and Canada.

Leaves: Simple leaves, green above, whitish beneath, ovate to broadly lanceolate, mostly 4-15 cm long, 1-7 cm wide.

Flowers: White flowers crowded in dense bunches resulting in bunches of white berries in late summer.

Redosier Dogwood Flowers

Redosier Dogwood Flowers

Height: 3 to 10 feet

Diameter: 3 inch stems

Elevation: 3,500 to 9,000 feet

Zones: 3 to 8

Water: 22-25 inch precipitation equivalent

Habitat: Shores, stream banks, floodplains, moist wooded slopes, springs, fens and other wet or moist habitats

Redosier Dogwood Leaves

Redosier Dogwood Leaves

Uses: Useful for erosion control on stream banks. Showy colors make it a good ornamental. Red colored twigs are popular in basket weaving.

Wildlife: Little wildlife significance.
 
 
 
 
 

Redosier Dogwood Fruit

Redosier Dogwood Fruit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Redosier Dogwood Bark

Redosier Dogwood Bark

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