The Red Dogwood grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well drained, clay soils.
This is a good tree for planting near utility lines, next to larger buildings, or near patios. It is also an excellent contrast tree for larger evergreen backgrounds. The fruit is a favorite of songbirds.
Red flowers in spring and reddish-purple leaves in the fall. The glossy-red fruits provide food for songbirds. Stems are a soft gray and bark is scaly. Partial shade; moist, acid, well-drained soil. Grows to 25', 25' spread. (zones 5-9)
The Red Dogwood is an important source of food for many small birds and mammals including robins, cardinals, and waxwings. Fruits persist through winter.
Moist, well-drained soil
The leaves are opposite, oval or ovate, 3-6" long, and are dark green.
This tree has glossy, red fruit eaten by birds when ripened in the fall.