Cornus sericea

Native to North America

STATE DISTRIBUTION (USDA): AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SD, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

CANADIAN DISTRIBUTION: AB, BC, MB, NB, NS, PE, QC, SK

Red Twig Dogwood Identification and Relationship with Birds

Named for its signature winter-red bark, this thicket-forming shrub ranges from 6 to 9 feet tall, with an 8 to 10-foot spread. In late spring, Red Twig Dogwood produces small flowers (which will attract insects, which will in turn attract birds). In late summer, white berries appear, which are quite attractive to birds. Because this shrub forms thickets, it may be used for nesting by breeding ┬ábirds that favor shrubbery, like the American Goldfinch. The small size, ornamental attractiveness, and its ability to attract birds makes Red Twig Dogwood a nice option for your property ÔÇô especially if you want to take bird pictures in winter.

Birds Most Commonly Attracted to Red Twig Dogwood

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