A medium to large shrub, native to northern and western parts of North America, which spreads to form large thickets recognizable by their bright red stems in winter. Used in native planting schemes, the shrub is particularly attractive when viewed against a snowy backdrop. The twigs are valued for use in greenery and floral arrangements. Botanical Name: Cornus Sericea Common Name: Red Osier Dogwood Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Form: Rounded and spreading. Multi-stemmed. Growth Rate: Fast growing Size: Can reach 12’ tall and as wide Soil Type: Best grown in moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Will also tolerate drought. Exposure: Full sun to part shade Foliage Color: Medium to dark green turning purple-red in fall Bloom Time: Small white flowers from in late May to early June Additional Attributes: A great choice for a native shrub when space allows.