The redosier dogwood is a North American native and goes by a multitude of names including the red dogwood, redstem dogwood and red willow. This is one of few trees that have attractive qualities year-round. With distinctive red bark and vibrant foliage in the fall, and white blossoms and fruit in the summer. Add to that its hardiness for varying climates and dense thicket and you have yourself a great landscape tree.
Here are a few things to note if you’re considering adding one to your yard.
- Does best in moist, wet soils, often growing in wet swamp lands (hardiness zones 2-7).
- Fast growing tree, growing up to three feet a year and reaching 7-9 feet at maturity.
- Does well in both full sun and partial shade.
- Blooms clusters of small, cream to white flowers.
- Produces an oval shaped white berry popular amongst wildlife, that drop in late summer to early fall.
- Has a deep, red color wood and red to purple leaves in the fall.
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