Red Twig Dogwood is beautiful deciduous native shrub that has small white flat topped, clustered flowers called cymes that appear in early summer. The white berries that develop after are called drupes and those are beloved by birds. It is a fast grower and can rehabilitate riparian areas quickly. This is an excellent choice for a mixed hedge or butterfly garden as Red Twig Dogwood is a larval host of the Spring Azure Butterfly.
Red Osier Dogwood
Red Osier Dogwood - Cornus sericea
Size: 5-20' ft tall & wide
Growing Conditions: Full Sun, Part Sun, Moist Soils
Features: Small white flowers that bloom May through July. Red fall color and reds stems for winter interest. Attracts pollinators.
Natural Habitat: Swamps, low meadows and forest edges
Companion Plants: Bigleaf Maple, Red Alder, Cottonwoods, Willows, Pacific Ninebark, Douglas Hawthorn, Pacific Crabapple, Salmonberry, Slough Sedge, Nootka Rose