Redosier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)
Age and Size of Seedlings Being Sold: 1-0, 8-15 inches
Other Names: Dogwood
Native to the U.S.
Range: central Alaska east to Labrador and Newfoundland, south to northern Virginia, and west to California; also found in parts of the southwestern U.S.
Typical Mature Height: 5-10 feet
Light Requirement: sun, partial shade, shade
Soils: wet soils
Habitat: wetlands, forming thickets (especially along open water); understory of wet forests
Flower Color: white
Bloom Time: spring
Fruit: white drupes
Wildlife Value: drupes are eaten by numerous species of wildlife; larval host for butterflies
Uses: planted as a wildlife shrub and an ornamental due to its attractive red twigs; historically and currently used by Native Americans for basket weaving, for making dye, and for medicinal purposes
Photo by Paul Wray, Iowa State University, Bugwood.org
More Information: http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=COSES