Audubon® Red Twig Dogwood Tree
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Audubon® Red Twig Dogwood Tree
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Growth Facts

Audubon® Red Twig Dogwood

Cornus stolonifera (sericea)
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According to the Morton Arboretum in Chicago, Redosier Dogwood offers food and shelter to more than 98 species of birds. Clearly, this is a plant that bird-lovers need to have in their gardens! Redosier Dogwood is one of the “Red-Twig” Dogwoods, shrubby Accents grown primarily for their stems, which turn a candy-apple-red color in winter. Birds don’t care about that, however—they love Red-Twigs for their plump white berries. The fruits ripen in August or September, and when they do, Cedar Waxwings, Purple Finches, catbirds, titmice, grosbeaks, robins, cardinals, kingbirds, and bluebirds are interested—not to mention at least 89 other species!

May Benefit & Attract: Waxwings, Finches, catbirds, titmice, cardinals & grosbeaks, thrushes, and kingbirds.

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  • Better for Birds, 100% Neonic-Free
  • Not Available in non-native regions, states or counties (see Native Regions map)

Bower & Branch is proud to grow Audubon® Native Plants for Birds in partnership with the National Audubon Society to help birds and other wildlife thrive.

  • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
  • This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • Your purchase and planting of this native flora directly supports Audubon’s conservation mission and impact
  • Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program
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  • Size AA (18-24" tall) container grown
  • Size A (3' tall) container grown

Growth Facts

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The Story

Northern gardeners rejoice! This one is just for you. Redosier Dogwood inhabits the entire northern half of the U.S., plus all the provinces of Canada. It dips down into the Southwest, too, but only at high elevations. This cold-hardy native laughs at frigid winters and hates hot, humid summers. In the wild, Redosier Dogwood is quite often found in open woods bordering swamps. It spreads via suckers and so performs a valuable service in stabilizing the soil and preventing erosion. Of course, it is also valuable to the birds and other creatures that live near it.

The Details

Fantastic fall color, too! After the pretty white berries are gobbled up and before the blazing red stems are revealed, Redosier Dogwood puts on another performance. The leaves trade their green hue for shades of rosy-red and purple. Interior leaves may be yellow, so you often have a really neat rainbow effect.

How to Grow

Although Redosier Dogwood typically grows near swamps in its native haunts, you don’t have to grow it in wet soil in your landscape. This adaptable native is surprisingly drought tolerant once established, as long as it is grown where summers aren’t too hot. In hot areas, it is subject to a canker disease that is disfiguring or even fatal. Plant it in full sun or light shade. In the right conditions, Redosier Dogwood is easy to please and fast-growing. A hard pruning every few years will encourage the brightest red stems to form, though this will sacrifice fruit production in the following year.

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Audubon® Red Twig Dogwood Tree
Audubon® Red Twig Dogwood Leaf
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