Q.Red Twig Dogwood
Will Red Twig Dogwood grow well in very sandy soil if exposed to full sunlight? If so, it would make great erosion control on our lake property’s shoreline in northern Minnesota.
If not, what type of plantings would you suggest for erosion control which would also have a nice summer look?
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
It would survive there, and do just fine. I would not recommend it for erosion control, as it grows a taproot and will not do a very good job at this. There are many things you can plant for erosion control. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plants-for-erosion-control.htm
Here are more article for erosion control shrubs: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/cotoneaster/how-to-grow-cotoneaster.htm