Red Osier Dogwood

Red Osier Dogwood

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Under 10 Feet
Planting Zones 3-8
November Through April
Full Sun
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Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)

Red Osier Dogwood Trees: TN Nursery customers adore Cornus sericea, our red osier dogwood trees. The North American native species is a deciduous ornamental tree that puts on a fantastic display of white flowers in the late spring or early summer.


Most gardeners adore red osier dogwood trees for more than just their magnificent white flowers--they love the year-round color. Their unique coral-to-red stems create an exciting color contrast that makes the blossoms even showier. The stems are bronze-red during spring and summer and turn to intense coral for wintertime color after the season ends.


Besides the colorful presentation, gardeners love the fuss-free nature of this forest native. It is pest-resistant, cold-hardy, and drought-hardy. It will look after itself as it matures with almost no extra care. They flourish in the cool to moderately warm USDA growing zones.


Red Osier Dogwood Trees Are Super Easy to Grow


Once your red osier dogwood trees strengthen, they will give you a stunning display of large white flowers in the latest weeks of the springtime and a lush green canopy during the summer. In the autumn, the leaves turn orange, bronze, or russet.


Red osier dogwood trees require full sunshine. The leaves will make an early entrance each season. Thus, they need the warm sun of the early springtime to awaken them for the growing season.


Before you plant your red osier dogwood trees, locate a place with well-draining soil, as they do not like wet roots. De-compact the ground and scoop in a generous helping of organic compost, wood mulch, or shredded leaf litter. The forest native species loves the organic wood contents.


Once the red osier dogwood matures, you will only perform routine care--fertilizer twice yearly (spring and fall), pruning if needed, and an inch layer of a protective layer of mulch in the late fall.


The Summertime Beauty of Red Osier Dogwood Trees Is Impressive


The red osier dogwood tree has a sturdy but relatively small in diameter trunk and multiple upright but graceful branches.


The creamy white blossoms are large clusters of small (under a half-inch) flowers, each with four flat petals and green or yellow centers. When they form the groupings, they present as a large, fluffy single flower from a distance. Only when you observe up close, do you see the many small blooms.


Order Your Red Osier Dogwood Tree From TN Nursery


TN Nursery digs each tree fresh and ships it to the customer immediately to ensure premium plant health. Order your red osier dogwood tree today.

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  • 5
    Red Oiser Dogwood

    Posted by GoodnessGrows on Oct 28, 2022

    Arrived quickly, well packaged and healthy. Just got the pair in the ground . I've been impressed with everything I've ordered from TN Nursery

  • 4
    Red Osier Dogwood

    Posted by Lily Snyder on Jan 23, 2022

    This pinkish shrub thrives well in my pathway. So loving it so much.

  • 4
    bare root planted in good soil

    Posted by red osier dogwood on May 10, 2021

    looks dead but am sure it will perk up

  • 4
    Red osier dogwood bush

    Posted by Stephanie S on May 07, 2021

    Items arrived quickly. Exactly as described.

  • 5
    Wonderful colors

    Posted by Mark Sullivan on Dec 23, 2020

    Words cannot describe how much I love this Plant in my garden my husband bought it for me for Valentine’s Day I couldn’t be more satisfied

  • 5
    Red Osier Dogwood

    Posted by Bill M. on Dec 15, 2020

    Everything came packaged perfectly and with care. The plants looked healthy and I got them in the ground already. Looking forward to buying more!

  • 5
    Beautiful Absolutely Beautiful

    Posted by Bailey Sons on Dec 09, 2020

    this is a great product. All mine are doing exceptionally well. Shipped fast packed well I'm in love with my shrubs I've ordered. They look great in my yard. THE COLOR IS AMAZING.

  • 5

    Posted by Lovely on Dec 09, 2020

    The blooms on this plant are very unique and beautiful.

  • 4
    Red Dogwood Bush

    Posted by Shannon on Nov 28, 2020

    I received the package containing 4 bare root plants as scheduled but only two of the plants were labeled and I am not well enough experienced to tell the plants in their bare root state apart. One plant was labeled Dogwood, the other labeled Elderberry the two remaining were unidentified.

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

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 is 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 receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates

Ships November through April