Identify

Asked October 11, 2015, 10:04 PM EDT

Hi - can you identify this plant? I thought it might be a red osier dogwood - but it did not have flowers in the spring or berries. I don't remember planting it - it grows rapidly and is about 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide. No thorns. Leaves are turning colors - a little yellow and then red. Leaves are about 5 inches

Douglas County Colorado

1 Response

Hello,

It is redosier (red-twig) dogwood. It may not have flowered this year due to the freeze events we experienced around Mother's Day. The opposite leaves and bright red twigs are good ID features of this plant. In addition, there may be grayish-white lenticels (marks) on the twigs.