Red Osier Dogwood


  • Cornus sericea. Hardy and useful bush type dogwood.
  • Excellent for bank stabilization and damp areas
  • Good permaculture and wildlife plant
  • Wood often used in crafts

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Cornus sericea . A native of the northeastern US and Canada. A very cold hardy plant (at least to zone 2) and tolerant of wet areas. It produces white berries that are very attractive to wildlife. Although the berries are often quite tart or bitter, they are technically edible without consequence. Walden Heights will not recommend eating, this is up to you to research further.  There are conflicting reports of those with digestive sensitivity in larger portions. The inner bark is noted in various literatures as a non-salicylic pain killer. Its tough and limber stems are excellent for basketry and other such uses. The most important attribute of this plant is for stabilizing eroding banks, especially those in riparian areas like streambanks. The plants are vigorous, the roots hold the soil well, and the stems readily root to create a well knit mat. Can spread over a wide area. Bright red attractive twigs. Each order is a pack of  3 plants, generally 2 foot average or taller.

Available Services:

Tree Pruning
Proper pruning ensures a healthier tree, improves fruit size and increases fruit yield. Fruit trees should be pruned during winter dormancy. We’ll prune individual trees or an entire orchard.

We offer services for those who would like assistance in planting and/or maintaining trees and help with everything from staking trees to trellising grapes and berries. We will show you the proper procedures for caring for your home orchard or do the maintenance for you.

Custom Grafting
In addition to grafting the fruit trees we sell, we also offer custom grafting services. We can graft a hard to find cultivar, a reproduction from your own tree, or we can graft onto an existing tree on your property. New trees can be sent right away or grown a year here.

We do site visits, help with soil and other tests, and planning. Included are written plans for the implementation and day to day operations of your future of existing plantings. Fees vary according to the extent of the operation. Contact us for further info.

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