Cornus sericea L.

English Red-osier dogwood ISEIA: C0
Lëtzebuergesch n/a EASIN
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Report the species

Report Cornus sericea to the National Museum of Natural History.

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

The first documented occurrence of the species in Luxembourg dates from 1887. It was found by J. Feltgen in July 1887 in the Parc de Kockelscheuer, municipality of Luxembourg (Herbier specimen).

This shrub is mostly found on moist to humid eutrophic soils, where it can live with the roots submerged in water for most of the growing season. It thrives in the early successional stages of riparian swamps and woodlands, but is also found in the understorey of open forests, along forest margins, in meadows and ruderal habitats. Seeds are primarily dispersed by birds (Source:

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: C0 (1+1+1+1) (Ries et al. 2013: 18 1).

Bibliography concerning Luxembourg

  • Ries, C., Y. Krippel, M. Pfeiffenschneider & S. Schneider, 2013. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of non-native vascular plant species in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 114: 15-21. [PDF 652 KB]

Suggested citation of this webpage

Ries, C. & M. Pfeiffenschneider (Eds.), 2019. Cornus sericea L. In: - Invasive Alien Species in Luxembourg. URL: [26.08.2019].

 Last updated on Monday, April 9, 2018.


  1. In Ries et al. 2013 (p. 18) it should read C0 instead of C1.