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University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
Redosier Dogwood
Cornus sericea or Cornus stolonifera
Redosier Dogwood leaves

Size: medium

Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Insect Damage

Stem canker is common but can be controlled with annual pruning. Yearly removal of some of the old stems at ground level will reduce the incidence of canker disease and will promote growth of new young stems which will have better winter color.
Hardiness Zone: 2 - 7 
Mature Height: 7-10 Feet
Mature Width: 8-10 Feet
Features: Creamy white flowers in flat topped clusters in late spring; white to bluish-white fruit in late summer and early autumn; autumn color is purple to red; winter stems are red.
Culture: Full sun; prefers a moist soil, but tolerates both wet and dry sites; tolerates alkaline soil.
  • 'Cardinal' - Winter stems bright coral red.
  • 'Flaviramea' - Winter stems are yellow.
  • 'Isanti' - 5-6 feet tall; bright red winter stems.
  • 'Kelseyi' - 2-3 feet tall, winter stems less colorful than the species.
  • 'Silver and Gold' - Winter stems are yellow, leaves are green with a creamy edge.
Mature Form: Rounded to broad-spreading
Native To: United States (and Illinois)
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Soil condition: WetWet
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Tolerance: Soil CompactionSoil Compaction
Tolerance: Wet SitesWet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Use for: Border.Border
Use for: Massing.Massing
Use for: Naturalizing.Naturalizing
Use for: Screen.Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Foliage Color: Purple
Additional Notes:

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