Cornus sericea ssp. sericea

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea

Redosier dogwood

Previous scientific name(s): Cornus alba, Cornus alba ssp. stolonifera, Cornus alba var. baileyi, Cornus alba var. interior, Cornus alba var. sib

Formerly known as Cornus stolonifera. Thicketforming deciduous shrub, three to nine feet in height. Adapted to medium to fine soils along streams and swamps from 2,500 to 9,000 ft. elevation. Attractive foliage makes it desirable for landscaping. Berries provide valuable food source for birds.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 9 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
18 
Wetland adapted
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Part Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
2,500 
- 9,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Average

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
43.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
17,300
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
White
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer
Fruit Color: 
White Berries