Scientific Name: Cornus sericea
Height: 4-5 ft
Spread: 4-5 ft spread by suckering and layering
Bloom Time: May-June
Native Range: Northern North America, Pennsylvania
Ecological Value: Larval host. Berries for birds and small animals late summer, fall and into the early winter. Wildlife browse the leaves, shoots and twigs. It also provides cover.
Human Value: Native Americans used the Red Osier for a variety of medicines. Stems may be used for basket weaving. Ojibwe and Chippawa used the bark for dye.