Dogwood Bush

 
 

There are about 6 species of Dogwoods that may be considered a Dogwood bush or a Dogwood shrub.

The most common Dogwood bush may be the Red Osier Dogwood because of its wide use in landscaping. The Red Osier Dogwood bush has the bright red or purplish stem and twigs that have so much winter interest.

Some of the most impressive color though comes from dogwood bush. Cornus alba 'Sibirica' and Cornus stolonifera have brilliant red twigs, and Cornus stolonifera 'Flaviramea' is a striking yellow-twigged dogwood.

A newer variety, called 'Midwinter Fire', has orange and yellow stems and is truly breathtaking in winter.

Use dogwood bush in background areas and if possible, locate them near a reflecting pond to double your enjoyment.

The Dogwood bush is effective in shrub borders, along streams or ponds or near buildings or when planted as a screen.

The Dogwood bush can be particularly useful because of its ability to grow in poor soils. Most of the Dogwood bush family can be easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.

The Dogwood bush also exhibits a tolerance for city air pollution.

The fruit of the Dogwood bush family is highly prized by game birds and is especially important as a source of food for migrating songbirds.

The twigs are an important source of winter browse for deer and rabbits.

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Red Flowering Dogwood Dogwood - Cardinal Redosier Dogwood - Red Twigged White Flowering Dogwood

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