Common Name: dogwood
Origin/Ecology: red osier dogwood
Habit: Multi-trunked shrub. Dense, upright, spreading, 3m tall x 3 m wide.
Leaves: Slightly undulating with red petioles, heavily veined off midrip parallel and curved towards apex. Green, fall colour orange and red.
Leaf Arrangement: opposite
Flowers and Fruit: Floriferous, corymb-like, cyme inflorescence. White, 4 petals. White drupes.
Bark: Smooth, red to tan bark. Buds narrowly conical.
Water Use, Soil: Acidic, bog, well-drained.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade.
Landscape Uses: Filler, group or mass planting, hedge row, winter interest, erosion control, wind break, food for animals.
Limitations: Anthracnose, fungal leaf spot.
Other Features: Rhizomitous.