(Red Twig Dogwood, Redstem Dogwood)
Seedling Height: 12 to 24 inches
Mature Size: 6 to 12 feet in height and 6 inches to 1 foot in diameter
Growth Rate: Fast
Form: Small to medium-sized shrub with numerous stems forming thickets up
Soil Type: Loam, sand, poorly drained, moist
Light: Partial shade, partial sun
Foliage: Opposite, simple, 2 to 4 inches long, somewhat narrow
Blooms: Late summer to fall
Flowers: Dull white in cluster about 2 inches across
Fruit: Dull white, 1/4 - 1/3" in diameter, in rounded clusters
Values and Uses: Primary use is for streambank protection. Also can be used for wildlife habitat improvement, windbreaks, slope stabilization, borders and as an ornamental.
Did You Know? This tree is typically mixed with willows to establish a great riparian buffer.