Cornus sericea (Red-osier dogwood)

Formerly known as C. 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.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Cornaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Shrub/Tree

Native Status:  Native

Growth Form: Multiple stem

Mature Height: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Color: White

Fruit/Seed Color: White to tan

Bloom Period: Late spring, early summer

Annual Precipitation: 18 in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation: 2,500-9,000 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance:

Fire Tolerance:

Nitrogen fixation:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: None

pH Range: 4.8-7.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 18,500

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall/Winter

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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