Overview:Categories: Deciduous, Fall Color, Wildlife Value
Medium sized shrub with red leaves in fall, red stems in winter, white flowers and fruit; provides browse for deer, moose, elk; to 10,000 ft. elevation.
Although primarily recommended for restoration of moist sites, such as stream bank riparian areas, drought tolerance after establishment is fair and it has excellent cold tolerance.
Can tolerate flooding, and with it’s extensive root system, it is excellent for erosion control.
Features:Scientfic Name: Cornus serica
Growth Habit: Open
Growth Rate: Rapid
Max. Height (ft): 8
Max Width/Spread (ft): 6
Life Span: Moderate
Cold Hardiness: Excellent
Drought Resistance: Fair
Elevation Range: 11000
Wildlife Value: Excellent
Wildlife Notes: Grouse, pheasant, turkey grosbeak, robin, cedar waxwing -
Seasonal Color: vivid fall red, showy white flowers, fruit
Possible Insect Issues: dogwood sawfly, polyphemus moth, oystershell scale
Possible Disease Issues: cytospora canker
Miscellany: Moist sites such as streamside riparian areas
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