Our native Red-Twig Dogwood (sometimes called Red Osier Dogwood) is a great choice for a medium-large shrub in the garden with multiple seasons of interest. In the spring its clusters of white flowers will attract pollinators, this shrub may rebloom several times throughout the season. In fall its leaves will turn deep red and purple hues and white berries will feed native birds.  In winter the leaves drop to expose bright red stems. New growth from the current season has the best color and once the shrub establishes for a few years a heavy pruning in late winter/early spring will encourage better winter color. A versatile native shrub in the garden adaptable to a variety of sites but with best stem color in full sun.

Size: 6'-12' tall x 6'-12' wide
Light: Sun - Part Shade
USDA Zone: 2a-9b