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Cornus sericea 'Cardinal'
Common Name: Red-Osier Dogwood
Bright red stems in winter
Extremely winter hardy
Host plant for spring azure butterfly
Nutritious berries for a wide range of birds
Provides good nesting sites for birds and protective cover for wildlife
Tolerates a wide variety of conditions, including wet soils
'Cardinal' is a fast-growing, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub with cherry red winter stems. The stems are especially showy against a snowy backdrop. Tiny white flowers appear in flat-topped clusters in late spring. Flowers give way to clusters of creamy white fruit in late summer. Fruit is very attractive to birds and is generally considered to have as much if not more ornamental interest than the flowers. Dark green leaves turn an attractive red-purple in autumn.
Height: 6-8 Feet
Spread: 9-10 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-8