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Red Twig Dogwood Close up Dogwood shrub in winter

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An ornamental shrub that is stunning in the landscape in the dead of wintertime. The bright red stems pop against a dark background like the edge of the woods, or even a white field of snow. Try some of these grouped together as border hedge.

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Red Twig Dogwood

Fire Red Color Makes You Look Forward to Winter!

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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.




Growing Zones: 2-9

Mature Height: 6-8 ft.
Mature Width: 6-8 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Great
Botanical Name: Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'
Does not ship to: AZ, FL
Growing Zones 2-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 2-9
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Yes... Your Red Twig Dogwood can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

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It's Easy to Plant 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.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

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.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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By: Peter
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.

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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.
Reply · Barbie P on Jun 16, 2014
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What are some good plants to put around a house--west, east, north, and south--about 1 1/2 foot flower beds? Full sun to shade to part sun, part shade. Thanks! I prefer perennials.
C R on Jun 15, 2014
Best Answer: It depends on your location. The Double Knockout Roses are good plants, so is the Lynwood Gold Forsythia. Perhaps the Wisteria Vine. I wish I could be more specific but without knowing your zone it's tough to recommend plants. Feel free to call a sales representative at 888-504-2001 to discuss what will work best for you.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jun 18, 2014
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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.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jun 13, 2014
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