Our self-serve plant stand is now open! Please stop by and take a look at some of our inventory or come by one of the local markets we're attending this season!
Red-osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)
This fast-growing species serves as a host plant to Spring Azure caterpillars. Red Osier Dogwood also yields fruits that are favorites of wild birds and other wildlife. This species of Dogwood has dark red stems that can be quite striking against white snow throughout the winter.
Plants are currently being sold in gallon-sized recycled plastic pots that were donated to our nursery by community members.
Why are We Planting This?
Berries are enjoyed by birds. Serves as a host plant for the Spring Azure Butterfly.
History of use in herbal medicine. See below.
The plant reportedly has a number of other uses, including as a fiber, toothpowder, and dye. We’re most excited about learning to weave it into baskets alongside willow. See full description of other gifts below.
Good for Wild Birds, Host Plants
Full, Partial, Shade
Average, Dry, Wet
August, July, June
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Trees, Shrubs, and Vines
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Native to Michigan