Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database


Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis (Creek Dogwood)

 

Kingdom

 Plantae Plants

Subkingdom

 Tracheobionta Vascular plants

Superdivision

 Spermatophyta Seed plants

Division

 Magnoliophyta Flowering plants

Class

 Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons

Subclass

 Rosidae

Order

 Cornales

Family

 Cornaceae Dogwood family

Genus

 Cornus L. dogwood

Species

 Cornus sericea L. redosier dogwood

Subspecies

 Cornus sericea L. ssp. occidentalis (Torr. & A. Gray) Fosberg western dogwood

Photo by David Hofmann

This handsome, deciduous shrub is very similar to Red Osier Dogwood. The only real difference between the two is that this variety does not spread by underground runners (stolons).

Its range is limited to the west side of the Cascades and it is hardy from USDA zones 7-10.

 

 

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