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Audubon Native Red Twig Dogwood and native birds
Native Red Twig Dogwood red fall leaves
Native Red Twig Dogwood red stems
Native Regions map for Red Twig Dogwood
Gray Catbird
Carolina Chickadee
Northern Cardinal
Tufted Titmouse
Audubon Native Red Twig Dogwood and native birds
Native Red Twig Dogwood red fall leaves
Native Red Twig Dogwood red stems
Native Regions map for Red Twig Dogwood
Gray Catbird
Carolina Chickadee
Northern Cardinal
Tufted Titmouse


  • May Benefit & Attract: Waxwings, Finches, catbirds, titmice, cardinals & grosbeaks, thrushes, and kingbirds. 
  • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.
  • This bird-friendly native trees provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • All Audubon® branded trees are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment.
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box


Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
  • Mature Height: 3-4' tall
  • Mature Width: 3-4' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 3-4' apart

Audubon® Red Twig Dogwood

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Cornus stolonifera (sericea)

Regular price $79.00
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Why plant Audubon® Red Twig Dogwood?

According to the Morton Arboretum in Chicago, Redosier Dogwood offers food and shelter to more than 98 species of birds. Clearly, this is a plant that bird-lovers need to have in their gardens! Redosier Dogwood is one of the “Red-Twig” Dogwoods, shrubby Accents grown primarily for their stems, which turn a candy-apple-red color in winter. Birds don’t care about that, however—they love Red-Twigs for their plump white berries. The fruits ripen in August or September, and when they do, Cedar Waxwings, Purple Finches, catbirds, titmice, grosbeaks, robins, cardinals, kingbirds, and bluebirds are interested—not to mention at least 89 other species!

Northern gardeners rejoice! This one is just for you. Redosier Dogwood inhabits the entire northern half of the U.S., plus all the provinces of Canada. It dips down into the Southwest, too, but only at high elevations. This cold-hardy native laughs at frigid winters and hates hot, humid summers. In the wild, Redosier Dogwood is quite often found in open woods bordering swamps. It spreads via suckers and so performs a valuable service in stabilizing the soil and preventing erosion. Of course, it is also valuable to the birds and other creatures that live near it.

How to use Audubon® Red Twig Dogwood in the landscape?

Fantastic fall color, too! After the pretty white berries are gobbled up and before the blazing red stems are revealed, Redosier Dogwood puts on another performance. The leaves trade their green hue for shades of rosy-red and purple. Interior leaves may be yellow, so you often have a really neat rainbow effect.

Why Bower & Branch?

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower

Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.

What is the definition of Native?

“In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society

Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.

Audubon® is a licensed and registered trademark of the National Audubon Society. All rights reserved.

How To Plant Audubon® Red Twig Dogwood

Although Redosier Dogwood typically grows near swamps in its native haunts, you don’t have to grow it in wet soil in your landscape. This adaptable native is surprisingly drought tolerant once established, as long as it is grown where summers aren’t too hot. In hot areas, it is subject to a canker disease that is disfiguring or even fatal. Plant it in full sun or light shade. In the right conditions, Redosier Dogwood is easy to please and fast-growing. A hard pruning every few years will encourage the brightest red stems to form, though this will sacrifice fruit production in the following year.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 3-7

How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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