Cornus occidentalis is an elegant open shrub with white flower clusters in spring and red stems. Cornus occidentalis is nearly identical to C. stolonifera, they vary only in small taxonomic ways. It can be found in moist areas, in sun or shade. It is often found along the banks of streams or other riparian habitats. Cornus occidentalis has green foliage and is deciduous in winter exposing its attractive red bark.
Syn: Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis.
Foliage of Cornus occidentalis has color silver and is deciduous.
Flower of Cornus occidentalis has color white.
Communities for Cornus occidentalis:Riparian (rivers & creeks).