Red Dogwood tree displays red flowers in spring and reddish-purple
leaves in the fall. The glossy-red fruits provide food for
songbirds Red flowers in spring and reddish-purple leaves
in the fall. The glossy-red fruits provide food for songbirds.
The Red Dogwood is an important source of food for many small
birds and mammals including robins, cardinals, and waxwings.
Red Dogwood fruits persist through winter and remain available
to wildlife until late winter.
The Red Dogwood bush may be best characterized by the Red
Twig Dogwood. The Dogwood 'Red Twigged', Cornus 'Baileyi',
is a shade tolerant shrub with red bark in winter. This beautiful
red-stemmed dogwood has medium green foliage. The creamy white
flowers are followed by blue-black fruits that are also highly
prized by the bird kingdom.