Type Size  Bloom Time Bloom Color Shape
5-8′ May-June White Upright
Red Osier Dogwood


Exposure Moisture Usage
Full Sun, Partial Shade Moist Screen/Hedge, Bedding, or Border


Red osier dogwood brings year-round interest to a garden: spring flowers, midsummer fruit, reddish-purple fall color and red stems in winter. This native shrub forms large thickets in moist woods; under cultivation, it is grown as a multistemmed shrub with horizontal branches. Small white flowers bloom in late spring, May to June. White to pale blue drupes that appear in midsummer can be very prolific, but are quickly eaten by birds. Use it in the shrub border or plant in masses as a screen or bank cover.