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Red-Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)

Known for its vibrant red bark, red-osier dogwood is easy to spot in the landscape during the fall and winter months. It produces white flower clusters in May that are used by a wide variety of pollinators. As a large deciduous shrub, Cornus sericea is a vigorous species that flourishes in many open, moist conditions and is a favorite landscape plant for aesthetics and attracting wildlife. It is also commonly used to stabilize shorelines as part of bioengineering practices.