Red Osier Dogwood
Red Osier Dogwood
Red Osier Dogwood
Red Osier Dogwood
Red Osier Dogwood
Red Osier Dogwood

Red Osier Dogwood

Regular price $11.00

Red-osier dogwood is a common shrub throughout Michigan. It is especially abundant in wet meadows, marshes, and swamps, but it does well if planted in an upland habitat. The stems are green in the summer and red in the winter.

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Growth Rate Fast
Mature Size 5-7 ft tall
Soil Wet loam, sand muck or sedge peat
Light Full sun to shade
Leaves Opposite, simple leaves 2-4 inches long; dark green above and hairy, lighter colored below
Flower & Fruit White to cream colored flowers bloom from June to August; White berries attractive and smooth berries
Benefits Often planted as an ornamental used as field windbreaks, riparian plantings and highway beautification. Provides dense cover and feed for a large number of wildlife species. The fleshy fruits, twigs and foliage are very valuable to wildlife such as robins, cedar waxwings, rabbits and deer. Popular among Native Americans with stems used to create dreamcatchers, bow and arrows, peeled twigs as toothbrushes and inner bark for tanning or drying animal hides; infusion of bark used for anti-diarrheal, poison ivy and an antidote for weak kidneys. With many other uses among a vast range of tribes.

Please note that trees, shrubs, packets, and products will not be delivered by mail. Your order will be batched together and made available for pickup at a specified and location.

During Checkout please choose one of the the following locations and dates:

  • April 13 & 14 at the Sanilac County Fairgrounds
    • 171 Dawson St.,Sandusky, MI
  • April 20 &21 at the Goodells County Park.
    • Goodells, MI
    • Use the M-21 entrance at the north end of the park
  • April 24 & 25 at the Armada Fairgrounds
    • 74280 Fair St.,Armada, MI

Trees/Plants are primarily sold as Bare Root Stock. District Liability ceases when orders are picked up. Seller is not liable for improper handling or planting of plants after consumer has possession. The Blue Water CD is not liable nor guarantees survivability.