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Red Twig Dogwood

Cornus sericea


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-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.

Coarse 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
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator
-t- Root Rocket™ Launcher
Root Rocket Launcher

Explosive Growth for All of Your Plants

Rocket your lawn and plants to new heights with Root Rocket™ Launcher! All-natural and all-in on healthful benefits, Root Rocket™ is a propriety blend of nutrients that have been horticulturalist-tested and proven to help young plants transition from nursery to soil or a more permanent container. Root Rocket™ Launcher improves on that special mix with a water-soluble twist – so your lawn and garden can now be sprayed with the naturally-crafted solution you love for soil. And this pre-made care package in a handy drawstring bag makes it all the more effortless to keep your plants lush and vibrant, with the following items included: Root Rocket™ Launcher solution Root Rocket™ Launcher spray bottle 50-ft. nylon retractable hose

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Growing Zones: 2-9
(hardy down to -40℉)

Growing Zones 2-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

6-8 ft.

Mature Width:

6-8 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


6-8 ft.

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You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Cornus sericea

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Fire Red Color Makes You Look Forward to Winter!

- 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.

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Customer Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
44 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
January 1, 2013
over 4 years 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
over 3 years ago
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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
over 2 years ago
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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
over 3 years ago
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Red Twig Dogwood
I planted this immediately when I received it. It's thriving and looking very good so far.
May 10, 2016
Austin, TX
over 2 years ago
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Love it
Got the plant so I would have something to memorialize my dogs grave site, absolutely love it and for once I can't wait for winter to roll around
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August 29, 2016
Ashland, PA
over 2 years ago
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Working Hard to be a beautiful plant
Another plant we put out this year in a raised garden in hopes of being deer tolerant, but the deer love it a lot.

The plants however arrived in excellent condition and have constant new leaves, so it's a fighter. I'm hoping they can outgrow the deer's eating habits and survive the Summer so we can enjoy the red twigs of fall/winter. I suspect we will cage these lovelies to protect them just so we can have that late year color...wish us luck.

South Texas - planted in March 2017.
April 20, 2017
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I received three of these today. 6/25/16 and am very impressed
At the way they where packaged and shipped. Plants arrived in
Excellent condition, very healthy and very well packaged. I can't wait for them to grow. Fast Growing Trees is Awesome at what they do, I am very happy I ordered from them and would recommend to anyone.
June 25, 2016
Revere, MA
over 2 years ago
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Very nice..
They grew really fast. Looks great with Yellow Dogwood. Good purchase.
Grew 18" since Fall 2016
Grew 18" since Fall 2016
January 23, 2017
Woodsdie, NY
over 2 years ago
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it's a beauty!
It's flourishing just fine. I'm looking forward to watching it grow.
May 27, 2016
Herrin, IL
over 2 years ago
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Planting & Care

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

Red Twig Dogwood Planting Diretions

The red twig dogwood (Cornus sericea) is a species of Dogwood native throughout northern and western North America from Alaska east to Newfoundland, south to Durango and Nuevo León in the west, and Illinois and Virginia in the east. Other names include Red Willow, Kinnikinnick, Redstem Dogwood, Red-rood, American Dogwood, Creek Dogwood, and Western Dogwood.

Red Twig Dogwood are a popular ornamental shrub that is often planted for the red coloring of its twigs in the dormant season. Native Americans used the berries as food, both fresh, dried and cooked. Some Plateau Indian tribes ate the berries to treat colds and slow bleeding. This decorative dogwood is quite cold tolerant and can be planted in USDA growing zones 2-9. They grow at a moderate rate, are quite drought tolerant and reach a mature height/width of 6-8 feet.

Seasonal information: Red twig dogwood shrubs provide year-round interest, but despite bearing spring blossoms, variegated leaves in summer, and berries from summer to fall, clearly this plant's common name explains the main reason people grow it: namely, the bush's red twigs, which are brightest in winter.

Choosing a location: Red twig dogwood bushes are considered good plants for wet areas, although some cultivators report that the red twig dogwoods perform better in well-drained soils. Work humus into the soil for nutrients. In terms of sunlight requirements, red twig dogwood shrubs will tolerate partial shade, but their signature red bark will be brightest if they are planted in full sun.

Planting instructions: Red twig dogwood shrubs will tolerate partial shade, but their signature red bark will be brightest if they are planted in full sun.

1) Dig your planting hole twice the width of the root ball and just as deeply enough so that it's level with the surrounding area.
2) Remove the plant from the container by gently tapping on the ground and easing the plant out of the container. If the red twig dogwood was purchased with burlap covering the root ball, cut at least half of the burlap off the root ball exposing the roots.
3) Place the shrub in the planting hole and back fill with your blend of native and gardening soil and gently tap down to secure the plant. This will help keep the dogwood straight and eliminate any air pockets that may have formed.
4) Water the planting site to settle the soil then mulch to retain soil moisture and keep competing growth back.

Watering: Create a mulch barrier around the tree's trunk at planting. Keep the mulch five or six inches away from the trunk itself to help the tree retain water. Water the red twig dogwood thoroughly.

 Monitor the tree until its roots have become well established. If the soil feels dry down to a depth of 2 inches, water it deeply. Although it can survive drought conditions, it prefers wet soil. Water deeply if the surrounding soil is extremely dry.

Fertilization: To maximize growth of this fast grower, fertilize the plant in late spring after flowering and again in late fall with an acid-loving tree and shrub fertilizer.

Pruning: Care for this plant amounts mainly to pruning. For maximum color, prune out 1/3 of the older branches every three years or so. Such care will promote new growth; and since the younger branches bear the brightest color, that is precisely the growth that you want to encourage.

Pests and Disease: It is also important to monitor your red twig dogwood for pests. Aphids feed on dogwoods by sucking sap. A number of scale insects are also potential pests of dogwood. These insects are immobile and appear as small bumps on leaves or stems. The dogwood club-gall midge adult is a tiny, yellow-orange fly that lays eggs in the plant's terminal leaves, where the eggs hatch into larvae and enter the shoot. The dogwood borer is the larvae of a wasp-like moth (Synanthedon scitula). Dogwood sawfly (Macremphytus tarsatus), a particularly common pest of the red twig dogwood, feeds on dogwood leaves while passing through multiple in-stars, or larval stages.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I love the red color of the wood and needed to add some lively splash of color into my front yard new orchard. Hopefully the flowers will attract bees and some wondering butterfly.
Armando H on Jul 12, 2018
My neighbor had some of these where we used to live in Kansas City. I thought they were really nice shrubs, and the red twigged branches looked great against a pale backdrop. I look forward to enjoying these plants here in SC now.
Stuart B on Jul 1, 2018
I love the red color of the wood and needed to add some lively splash of color into my front yard new orchard. Hopefully the flowers will attract bees and some wondering butterfly.
Armando H on Jul 12, 2018
looks cool
TIMOTHY F on Jul 10, 2018
My neighbor had some of these where we used to live in Kansas City. I thought they were really nice shrubs, and the red twigged branches looked great against a pale backdrop. I look forward to enjoying these plants here in SC now.
Stuart B on Jul 1, 2018
To make our landscaping more colorful
Patty c on May 27, 2018
Colorful concept for our front yard...
Nadine B on May 26, 2018
The color of the branches brightens my winter landscape and look fabulous in the snow.
Chris on May 19, 2018
Landscaper recommended
Maria P on May 15, 2018
I like red!
Jennifer K on May 11, 2018
It is a good looking plant for the price.
Teri R on May 11, 2018
Reviews indicate a hardy tree. We have other dogwoods and wanted to add to the yard.
Barbara T on May 8, 2018
The Red Twig Dogwood was one of the trees our Landscape Designer suggested for a particular area we needed to fill. We are fond of the color and the height and width fit nicely.
Lizbeth R on May 6, 2018
They are very hardy and I love the bright red in winter and early spring.
Tonia W on May 5, 2018
For my flower business and splash of color in garden
Kimberley H on May 3, 2018
It will look nice in my memorial outdoor chapel for color.
Tim E on Apr 15, 2018
Saw it on another web site and thought it to be a most unusual plant. I like unusual plants.
Russell R on Apr 6, 2018
Hardy plant with striking colors
Jay C on Apr 5, 2018
Red color and Zone 4
Ellen F M on Mar 31, 2018
Galina S on Mar 1, 2018
Christine H on Feb 25, 2018
It looks interesting and I am always looking for a pop of color.
Tiffanie M on Feb 19, 2018
pet friendly
Roman L on Feb 6, 2018
The bright color of a bush. I needed a break from all the green. :)
Jorge V on Jan 26, 2018
Unique. Color & size
Shirley B on Jan 22, 2018
I like the idea of color in the inter months. Ill be using the red twig dw to form a hedge between me and my neighbor.
Frank D on Nov 13, 2017
Wanted color to compliment evergreens
Robyn Knowles on Nov 8, 2017
We just saw these on "This Old Home". Just what we needed for our front yard!
Donna H on Oct 14, 2017
mary v on Oct 5, 2017
For beauty all seasons
Bianca W on Oct 3, 2017
Because of the bright fall color!
Holli M on Sep 30, 2017
I really love the red twigs
Martin G on Sep 30, 2017
Bright red will add much needed color in my back yard
Matthew M on Sep 21, 2017
Need something to block unsightly house fixture from view of the road and loved the color
Kathleen W on Sep 13, 2017
These are great in the landscape and are great in flower arrangements.
richard b on Sep 13, 2017
Winter color
Ryan M on Aug 15, 2017
Small Hedge in the summer, hoping for red branches to contrast the long winter snow back drop
Michael A on Aug 11, 2017
Because of the color and the fact that it is also beautiful in winter
Chuck C on Aug 3, 2017
To fill in an area between the steps and the driveway.
Barbara B on Aug 3, 2017
Color and hardiness
Lisa W on Jul 31, 2017
I purchased these plants earlier this year and was so impressed with them, I have decided to add more to our new landscape project.
MARIA S on Jul 26, 2017
It will be nice to see some color during the long new England winters.
Andrew S on Jul 20, 2017
Looks hardy and is attractive
mary c. r on Jul 16, 2017
It is so different and vibrant with color and stands out . It's going to look great with the barn style house and country style home my husband and I have.
Krista D on Jun 22, 2017
Cold hardiness and brilliant red color.
Tod H on Jun 10, 2017
I have a wet area and they can take that. And I wanted a shrub which will have winter color.
Theresa B on Jun 7, 2017
Excellent screen and winter color makes snowy landscape pop
Calogero I on Jun 4, 2017
Love the look of the red twigs in the winter!
Valli H on May 30, 2017
Beautiful color in winter
G A on May 20, 2017
seasonal color variation
Jason B on May 19, 2017
girlfriend insisted on getting the red twig dogwood because it will look nice contrasting snow
Nathan B on May 18, 2017
RAY B on May 17, 2017
looks cool
TIMOTHY F on Jul 10, 2018
To make our landscaping more colorful
Patty c on May 27, 2018
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.
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 .
when is the best time of year to plant this bush?
Sarah P on Nov 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Autumn is a great time to plant. As cooler weather approaches they will drop their leaves, and focus completely on root growth. This allows them to get an excellent head start on growth for next year
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 actually have one growing in what is a very dry location that gets a lot of sun. When it is really dry (after several weeks of no rain) I water it with a hose. It has been in the ground for almost a year now and has tripled in size. Other than that it really requires very little maintenance.
do the deer like to feast on it?
Catherine F on Jan 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We have a lot of deer around where we live and they do not mess with our red twig dogwoods
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.
How far apart do we plant them?
Bev F on May 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would plant them at least 5 feet apart. This is my second year on mine and it has already spread about three feet.
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.
How fast does this bush grow?
Geri I on Jul 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They can grow 2 feet per year.
Is this an evergeen? It will not loose leaves?
Esther P on Sep 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No this is not an evergreen. Loses it's leaves in the fall.
If I am planting along a chain link fence . How far should it be planted away from the fence?
Justin H on Jul 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would at least plant them 4 feet from the fence.
How quickly does red twig dog wood grow?
Jewel M on Apr 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: first year I was very pleased with the growth....planted in the spring
Will this plant loose it's leaves in zone 9b?
Nikki on Sep 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don’t have a clue I live in zone seven and yes it loses its leaves
Does it do well near salt water?
Karol B on Jun 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are salt tolerant.
Are the leaves variegated?
Chris on Feb 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No they are not variegated.
Will this grow at 10,000 feet?
Nola K on Apr 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm at 8000 ft and they're growing fine
Does it spread?
Barb T on Sep 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The mature width is 6-8 foot.
Will grow in the hot desert climate?
Kathy D on Aug 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 2-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Are the red dogwood roots evasive?
Glenda W on May 25, 2016
how large of a pot does it arrive in?
Janet S on May 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: As of right now they will be in a 2 gallon container.
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.
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
BEST ANSWER: Agricultural restrictions prohibits us from shipping it into your state.
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.
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
I just ordered a bunch of these, they look great but all stems are green, when does it turn red?
Jeff B on Sep 2, 2018

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