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How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Red-Osier Dogwood thrives Hardiness Zones 3-9
Bloom Seasons & Colors
This large, fast-growing shrub produces clusters of small white flowers with 4-petals during late spring through late summer (mid-May to late August).
Red-Osier Dogwood puts on a beautiful display of small white to light-blue berries against a backdrop of white flowers and bright green foliage from mid-summer to early fall (July to September).
Fall foliage is an attractive bright red to purple at peak season.
Over winter, stems from young shoots turn the characteristic bright red stems that make this a prized plant for winter gardens.
Height at Maturity
Red-Osier Dogwood grows 3-9 feet high and 9-15 feet wide depending on location and pruning techniques.
Preferred Soil Type
This hardy shrub prefers moist, well-drained soil but is tolerant of alkaline, clay soils as well as the occasional drought or flood.
Preferred Lighting Conditions
To Enjoy the most robust blooms, Red-Osier should be allowed full sun, but this shrub will still thrive in partial shade.
Red-Osier is a large pollinator and wildlife-friendly shrub that is perfect for freshwater shorelines, as a decorative “fence” with a backdrop of evergreens, or as a border of natural and manicured gardens alike!
During the late-spring through late-summer, the Red-Osier produces small clusters of umbrella-like, delicate, white flowers with 4-5 petals.
Late summer through fall, this shrub develops small, white, and light-blue berries.
Over winter months, the young green stems from spring turn a stunning shade of red that makes for one of the most stunning backdrops for a winter garden landscape.
Red-Osier Dogwood grows well throughout most of the United States and is one of the most popular additions to natural, pollinator-friendly, and landscaped gardens. This versatile shrub provides year-round food and shelter to many birds, butterflies, bees, small mammals. Red-Osier is popular with naturalists, bird watchers, and people who practice primitive skills.