The glossy-red fruits provide food for songbirds. The Red Dogwood is an important source of food for many small birds and mammals including robins, cardinals, and waxwings.
Red Dogwood fruits persist through winter and remain available to wildlife until late winter.
The Red Dogwood bush may be best characterized by the Red Twig Dogwood.
The Dogwood 'Red Twigged', Cornus 'Baileyi', is a shade tolerant shrub with red bark in winter. This beautiful red-stemmed dogwood has medium green foliage.
The creamy white flowers are followed by blue-black fruits that are also highly prized by the bird kingdom.
The burgundy colored bark in the winter is the classic trademark of the Red Dogwood bush.
This Red Dogwood bush is good for hedge use and winter interest. The Red Dogwood plants are very versatile and may be used in many different landscape settings.