Type of tree:
The Ruby Red Dogwood falls into the following type(s): Flowering Trees, Ornamental Trees, Shrubs
A new form of Redosier Dogwood has been in development for over 7 years at the Landscape Plant Development Center and has been selected as the winning variety because of its great year round color, compact form, and hardiness. Arbor Day Foundation members tested in 2010 under the name Ruby Red Dogwood.
Redosier dogwood provides dense cover for wildlife. The white berries are eaten by at least 18 species of birds including ruffled grouse, bobwhite quail, wild turkey, and gray catbird. The twigs and foliage are browsed by elk, deer, moose, rabbit, and chipmunk.
Redosier dogwood prefers moist soils and often grows on wet swampy sites.
Opposite, simple, ovate to oblong-lanceolate, 2"-5" long, medium green in summer, red in fall.
White in early summer
Oval-elongate, dull white drupe or berry, with a single stone borne in mid to late summer to early fall