• Red Twig Dogwood for Sale

    Red Twig Dogwood for Sale


Red Twig Dogwood

Reg: $119.90
Save: $59.95  (50%)
Ships this Mon, May 30

1. Height

  • Shipped to you in our Drop 'N Grow™

    The benefits of the Drop ‘N Grow™ bag…

    These trees are originally grown in a field and naturally have a larger root system than container grown trees. This means you get a plant that will become established quicker and provide you with superior growth in the spring.

    Your tree arrives dormant (sleeping for the winter). Without foliage to support, it doesn't require as much water or nutrients to survive. So transplanting is stress-free.

    If you plant in the winter, your roots will continue to grow and become more established. When spring arrives you will see bright new foliage appearing. 

    These will be the easiest trees you have every planted!  Simply dig your hole, place the Drop ‘N Grow™ bag in the center (burlap included) then use excess dirt to fill the hole.  That’s it!

    Drop and Grow Bare Root


2. Quantity

3. Extras

-t- Planting Mix
Red Twig Dogwood Planting Mix

Helps your Red Twig Dogwood get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 2-9

Growing Zones 2-9 This plant is recommended for zones: 2-9
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

6-8 ft.

Mature Width:

6-8 ft.


Full to Partial

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'

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- Fantastic winter color

- Drought tolerant

- Adaptable to cold & hot weather extremes

This is a fun shrub that catches a lot of looks.

In Spring, it puts out attractive white flowers. Summer, it fills out into a well shaped shrub with beautiful green leaves. Fall starts warming up with red fall foliage. Come winter, the leaves drop, exposing this amazing bright, red bark.

Use the Red Twig Dogwood as a privacy screen or even as a foundation hedge. It makes an attractive, large shrub all by itself, but is definitely most dramatic when several are planted together.

Grows in full sun or shade, but the more sun, the more color.

This is a hardy shrub. It's very drought tolerant, but also does well in soggy areas. It's not fussy about soil and withstands the coldest conditions, anywhere in the U.S.

Bring the flaming red stems inside for floral arrangements or as decoration at those festive holiday dinners...or plant one outside a window to enjoy its carefree, spectacular form year-round.

Soon, you won't know how you lived without this delightfully different shrub as a part of your outdoor scenery.

Your Red Twig Dogwood plants arrive with well developed root systems, ready to take off.

Customer Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
6 Reviews
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This is my second year after planting a small one. It really IS that brilliant of a red year round, as in the picture. This spring, it has most delicate, multiple white blossoms -- and it's growing fast! Zone 7
December 31, 2012
1 year ago
red twig dogwood bush
It is a beautiful bush and arrived in great condition . The leaves and dirt were dry but giving it water and misting the leaves did the trick.Thank you . You are a very nice company to deal with/
July 31, 2015
Benton Harbor, MI, US
10 months ago
Growing Zone:
beautiful to look at.
My plants are doing so well. They are growing fast. Established easily. I placed them on the side of the house and created a nice area with mulch. I am happy that I made the investment.
July 27, 2015
Easton, PA, US
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Red Twig Dogwood
I planted this immediately when I received it. It's thriving and looking very good so far.
May 10, 2016
Manchaca, TX, US
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
The product arrived promptly as promised. I planted according to instructions but to date it has not shown any new growth and the leaves it arrived with are dying off. The lower part of the twigs are still flexible so I am hoping that it will survive.

It is in full sun and we have had significant rain so am not sure what could be the problem. I really love this plant and want it to survive especially since it was very costly. Any suggestions?
May 26, 2016
Marietta, GA, US
3 weeks ago
Growing Zone:
Indiana customer
I was a little concerned when my order was put on back-order, but it came today in good condition.
I am really anxious to get it in the ground.
July 30, 2015
11 months ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Red Twig Dogwood

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Red Twig Dogwood.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Red Twig Dogwood gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Red Twig Dogwood again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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I bought the Red Twig Dogwoods to create a large hedge along one side of my yard. I cannot wait until they are mature! They're beautiful!
Karen P on Apr 19, 2016
Native and great for a corner accent plant.
NEILE Q on Apr 16, 2016
I bought the Red Twig Dogwoods to create a large hedge along one side of my yard. I cannot wait until they are mature! They're beautiful!
Karen P on Apr 19, 2016
I love dogwoods and this one sounds ver interesting. I need privacy shrubs on two sides of my home and am hoping this will provide it. Crossing fingers it arrives in tact without damage.
Anne L on Apr 16, 2016
Native and great for a corner accent plant.
NEILE Q on Apr 16, 2016
bring more color to my yard
teresa h on Apr 5, 2016
Bright red foliage in the fall.
amy c on Mar 28, 2016
Expanding my garden of these by side of garage!!
Donna H on Mar 27, 2016
Hearty and non-toxic.
Michael W on Mar 21, 2016
It's such a beautiful tree and brings lots of color and foliage
Casey H on Mar 16, 2016
We saw these at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC and thought they would look great in our yard.
Linda F on Mar 16, 2016
Winter for red color
XINGGUO H on Mar 8, 2016
For border interest
Merlowe H on Mar 3, 2016
Drought tolerant with beautiful color.
Carol F on Jan 27, 2016
Unique winter color
Timothy S on Jan 23, 2016
The 'red' for the red, white, and blue...
Nancy R on Jan 19, 2016
I love dogwoods and this one sounds ver interesting. I need privacy shrubs on two sides of my home and am hoping this will provide it. Crossing fingers it arrives in tact without damage.
Anne L on Apr 16, 2016
bring more color to my yard
teresa h on Apr 5, 2016
On the red twig dogwoood I know they are 6x8 ft ( I'm assumming tall) what is the width and do they have pests that attack them? I love them for their color, flowering and berries for food for the birds. Would they look ok as a whole line of redwoods along a 60 foot section of back fence?
A shopper on Jun 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The width of the Red Twig Dogwood is also 6 to 8 feet tall. The Red Twig Dogwood doesn't usually have a pest problem, they don't attract any pests that an insecticide can't handle. It would create 60 feet of beautiful flowers, then in the fall it would be a bright red fence. It would be a unique and attractive look.
Is this a good stand alone plant?
Chuck H on Aug 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, eventually. It takes a while to come into its own. I also can report that deer find them tasty. I have three of them. Two have been in place for 8 years and have become very lovely in the summer, eventually filling out. AS far as the red twigs are concerned, they are red, but I have not seen anything resembling the pix in this ad.
do the deer like to feast on it?
Catherine F on Jan 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Based on what I have read, deer will use this plant as a food source. I have two red twig dogwoods that are doing well in our Deer filled county, however, I have them as well as other plants net covered to prevent any plant losses to rabbits and deer. Net covered in our area is very common to prevent plant destruction by deer, rabbits, etc. Good Luck.
Could I plant red twig dogwood in a corner of the house lot? Will they grow in sand?
C R on Jun 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure what the corner of the house lot is referring to exactly by mine is planted in pretty sandy soil and is out in the open to very high winds and has really done good. I do keep mulch around it year round and make sure the roots do not get too dry even in the winter time. Hope that helps. If there are more specific questions I can try to be of assistance.
How far apart do we plant them?
Bev F on May 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Bev,I have no idea how far apart you plant them I only bought one.Placed it out in the back yard as a privacy bush.It is in the ground now for its second season and doing well.The first year it developed a fungus,and I thought I was going to loose it.All the leaves were turning dark and falling off.I sprayed it with a fungus agent I bought at Lowes store.It helped slow down the process.However this year I sprayed it 3 times already this spring so I don't have a problem, and it is doing well.
How far apart should you plant them?
steelermke on Dec 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We only have one of these. It's 2 years old now and is about 4' tall and 8' wide. If you order one, don't he surprised at how small it is on delivery. It was a tiny red stick-like a few inches. My husband was not impressed. It grew feet fast (as promised). Everything we bought has grown fast and beautiful.
Is this an evergeen? It will not loose leaves?
Esther P on Sep 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It will lose its leaves and display, during the winter, it's red bark.
In the evening my backyard is west gets very sunny in the summer so full Sun will be to much sun right?
Glenda W on May 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have my red twig dogwood bushes in the front in full sun until the sun sets and they are doing well.
Is this a fast growing shrub? I need a privacy between neighbors
Cathy n on Feb 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In two years, my shrub is three feet tall and drops it's leaves every fall. It has pretty red stems good for holiday decorating but is not a good privacy hedge plant.
We have an area about 10-12 feet long we'd like to fill in with this plant. Would it be better to purchase 3-4 one gallon or perhaps just a couple of three gallon ?
joan b on Oct 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I think it depends on how "filled in" you want it to look and how quickly. If you get 4 one gallons, you'll have the area covered (or filled in) pretty well from side to side. On the other hand, If you want the plants to be a little taller more quickly, I'd go with the larger ones. I was very happy with the quality of all the trees I purchased from "Fast Growing Trees".
Are the red dogwood roots evasive?
Glenda W on May 25, 2016
When do these normally bloom? Mine has started leafing out and there are no signs of blooms. My dogwood tree blooms then gets leaves, wondering why this one didn't bloom...
PamelaJ on Apr 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My Red Twig Dogwood was planted in last fall and there were leaves first then buds have started to show. I am in North TX.
is it a native plant?
Betsy B on Mar 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You didn't say where you are located. I took the time and searched online, this is what I found.
Native Range: Low to mid-elevations throughout most of North America, along streams, in floodplains and boggy areas, moist to wet woodlands.
Product description says this plant does well in soggy areas yet planting directions say moist or well drained soil. Which is it? All of your descriptions contradict the planting directions.
Pam A on Mar 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have them in a wet site but the leaves grow a fungus every fall and drop prematurely.
This ad says it won't ship until November 4th. Would I plant it then in region 7 just before winter? We usually have frosts by then.
Michele on Sep 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You should be fine planting in a zone 7 in November as long as the ground is not frozen.
Can this plant tolerate heavy trimming and when?
Michael L on Jun 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I trimmed in early spring they get pretty bushy after 3 years but u want to keep them healthy and tall we just trimmed so we could mow under and didn't invade neighbors place .
Is Red Twig Dogwood iinvasive? I live in Southern CA on the coast.
Carolyn c on Oct 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have planted red twig dogwood, also known as creekside dogwood, in two different places. I have not found either of them to be invasive. One is in a native plant garden in central California, where it has lived with drought like conditions after the first few months. The other is in southern Oregon, where it quite moist 8-9 months of the year. Both of these have thrived. Margaret
can the red twig dogwood be pruned back on its width?
Brian R on Aug 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Red Twig Dogwoods respond very well, trim yours back to the width you would like to keep it at. New stems will quickly fill in.
Beverly D on Aug 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Dogwoods Trees often start producing berries in the summer that ripen in the Fall. Usually birds and wildlife scoop them all up before anyone notices them though!
how large of a pot does it arrive in?
Janet S on May 14, 2016
Can I cut it back to keep the height and width under control?
Jan D on Apr 13, 2016
Why cant the red twig dogwood be shipped to Florida? We have an abundance of white & pink dogwood in North Florida.
coupchik on Mar 24, 2016

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