Dogwood, Red Osier 1-0

Inventory Status: 4885


Red osier dogwood is a small- to medium sized shrub forming thickets up to 15 feet tall but generally shorter. It is a low-growing shrub, reaching heights of 6 to 10 feet. It grows best in moist to somewhat wet loams. Uses include erosion control, stream bank protection and wildlife food. Fruit and twigs are used by several species of wildlife, such as robins, cedar waxwings, rabbits and deer. The red osier dogwood provides dense cover for a large number of wildlife species.