Cornus sericea subsp. sericea

Cornus sericea subsp. sericea

American dogwood



  • Large shrub 3 to 6 feet tall
  • Grows in woody areas, tolerates deep shade
  • Distinctive showy red stems
  • White clusters of flowers in spring
  • In the fall the green berries turn white
  • Found in Bay hills section, also reported in Diablo section
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Canyon, Tilden RP, Wildcat RP


1 gallon

pollinators Birds
pollinators Butterflies
habitat Coastal scrub
features Fruits
sun Full Shade
water High
bloom season Jul
bloom season Jun
bloom season May
growth habit Multi Stemmed
sun Part Shade
soil Poor
flower color White
dormancy winter

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