Tree Detail

Cornus serica

 

Dogwood, Red Osier

Cornus serica   

Category: deciduous shrub   Size: medium

Mature Size: 6-8' by 6-8'

Zone: 1-9   Growth Rate: moderate

Foliage: oval, deep green leaves, red stems

Elevation (if known):

Water: Prefers frequent water. Colorado State says has fair drought resistance.

Soil : Does not due well in clay

Sun: Full

Comments: Red fall foliage. Stems redden up in spring.

Warnings:

Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? no

Street Tree? no   Street Tree Conditions:

CO/NM native? no   Native to:

Known Locations: A beautiful one at the Folkart Store on 3rd Street, Alamosa. My Alamosa garden

Information Sources: Trees for Conservation: a Buyer’s Guide (Colorado State Forest)