Cornus sericeaCornus sericea

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Cornus sericea
  • COMMON NAME: Redosier Dogwood
  • FAMILY: Cornaceae
  • NATIVITY: Newfoundland to Manitoba, south to Virginia
  • GROWTH HABIT: Loose broad-spreading, rounded, multi-stemmed shrub with horizontal branches at the base
  • SIZE: 7 to 10'
  • HARDINESS: Zone 2 - 8.
  • CULTURE: moist soils, full sun
  • LANDSCAPE USE: Excellent for massing in large areas, along highways, and parks
  • FOLIAGE: Opposite, simple, ovate to oblong-lanceolate 2 to 5" long, purple/red fall color
  • BUDS: Flower-terminally borne, valvate, hairy, silky-appressed pubescence
  • FLOWER: Dull white, flat-topped cymes in late May to early June
  • FRUIT: White Drupe
  • PROPAGATION: cuttings
  • PESTS: twig blight (canker)



University of Delaware

University of Delaware Botanic GardensNewark, DE 19716Phone: 302 831-0153