Red Ozier Dogwood Stakes – Cornus Sericea
THIS PLANT CAN NOT BE SHIPPED TO FL
The Many Attributes Of Red Ozier Dogwood Live Stakes In Wetlands
Red Ozier Dogwood live stakes are found in wetlands and other watery areas. At maturity, they reach heights of up to five feet. This shrub is leafy and green in the spring and summer. In spring white flowers bloom all over its limbs that eventually turn into small red berries which are enjoyed by animals and birds. In the winter it’s thin very red to yellow upright stems with horizontal branches are visible.
The Red Ozier Dogwood (Cornus sericea or Cornus stolonifera) grows hardily in the U.S. Agricultural zones of 2 through 8. Many growers choose to shear the shrub to keep the vibrant red limbs visible each winter. Over time if not sheared the limbs grow a dull gray. Some gardeners prune the plant to the ground in the spring to promote new growth and maintain the bright red color. Many people use this plant for hedges and to add colorful borders or screens in their landscapes.
The shrub grows at a rate of two feet per season. At maturity, it can reach a height and width of five feet by nine feet. It grows best in full sun to partial shade. It likes swampy and boggy areas with rich fertile soil. The Red Ozier Dogwood should be pruned to control its growth and encourage its production of bright, festive red color.
Animals and birds enjoy the white and bluish berries that grow on the shrub in late spring and early autumn. In the beginning, the white flowers attract butterflies seeking to pollinate the plants. In the winter, this deciduous shrub sheds its leaves, revealing its red to yellow bark is visible to all. For about three years, the bright colors are visible each winter.
You may know the Red Ozier Dogwood by one of its many other names. It is also called the western dogwood, redstem dogwood, red willow, redtwig dogwood, creek dogwood, American dogwood or red-rood. By any name, however, this is a beautiful majestic tree that adds color to any landscape, especially in the fall.
Red Ozier Dogwood Stakes will make a wonderful shrub for your natural area and will also look great around water gardens. The branches on this shrub will be red and will be beautiful. This shrub will also attract birds with the beautiful berries that it will provide for their food source.