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Red Twig Dogwood

Cornus sericea


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-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- 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- 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

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.



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Botanical Name:

Cornus sericea

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Look Forward to Winter with Fire-Red Color!

- 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
45 Reviews
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I bought 6 of these two seasons ago. I planted them in a sunny well-drained spot. They did well until this summer when they defoliated & three died. One did not loose its leaves and is doing just fine. The other two survivors are now sprouting tiny leaves on the extremities of the branches. I don’t know what went wrong & I may decide to try again. I really want that little hedge!
October 6, 2018
over 2 years ago
They got pretty dried out in the transportation to Northern California, three of them still have no leaves one was delivered with leaves and it’s the only one that seems to be doing good but I continue to water them and talk to them with love and I’m hoping that they’ll come completely out of it ,One of the bad things Is the shipping companies don’t care rather they have the plants up side down instead of right side up they do not read the box!
August 23, 2018
6 months ago
Does not do well in full sun.
I am having a very hard time getting these to take anchor. The leaves are burning in the full sun. Hoping it will make it through.
June 26, 2018
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
Red Twig Dogwood
Purchased 4 in April. All arrived in excellent condition. Two months after planting all of them are doing great. They are about 3 feet tall and in a mostly sunny area.
Red Twig Dogwood
Red Twig Dogwood
June 10, 2018
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
Red Twig
Can’t wait to see it bloom! It definitely flourishing; healthy beautiful leaves and the stems beautiful red.
May 31, 2018
10 months ago
Great color--twigs, leaves or blooms
Very happy with the decision to purchase and plant. Beautiful change for year-round color. The plants arrived in winter red, robust, moist and ready to plant. Now in spring green and preparing to bloom, the plants are right at home, Rapid growth and very healthy. Love'em.
Red twig doing great! Arrived in winter red but the Spring brought green and now white blooms.
Red twig doing great! Arrived in winter red but the Spring brought green and now white blooms.
May 22, 2018
10 months ago
Growing Zone:
They have just started to bloom and flower. They are about 8 months old so I will be watching it’s transition.
May 22, 2018
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Gorgeous bushes, all thriving after a tough winter
I'm in love with our ten Red Twig Dogwood Bushes. They arrived in fine condition last fall and we planted them right away. A rough winter followed with ice and snow, and the dirt settled, which worried me, but they all came through beautifully and are getting bushy now! And they do indeed have little red twigs. They are just babies now but I love having them in our yard and will post back later in the summer. Very happy with these fellows!
Little bushes all thriving after a tough winter!  I will be adding more dirt.
Little bushes all thriving after a tough winter! I will be adding more dirt.
May 16, 2018
1 year ago
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Died first year - after hard drought and cold winter.
We had high hopes for this plant, planted them with them as directed but they never made it through our drought last summer. So, can't really recommend them to anyone who lives in the San Antonio area.
May 13, 2018
1 year ago
Where is the red?
My plant is healthy and thriving but shows not the slightest red in zone 8.
Why must my reviews be "at least 100 characters"?
April 17, 2018
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. Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Unique, colorful and size
Wayne P on Dec 29, 2018
I love interesting and or unique looking plants that are also bright in color. This one seems beautiful and hope I made the right choice.
ALEJANDRA M on Nov 26, 2018
Unique, colorful and size
Wayne P on Dec 29, 2018
Want to bring in some native plants to my area.
Emmanuel P on Dec 15, 2018
I love interesting and or unique looking plants that are also bright in color. This one seems beautiful and hope I made the right choice.
ALEJANDRA M on Nov 26, 2018
On sale.
Free delivery
Progressive R on Oct 7, 2018
Love the red twigs during winter
Connie M on Oct 2, 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
Want to bring in some native plants to my area.
Emmanuel P on Dec 15, 2018
On sale.
Free delivery
Progressive R on Oct 7, 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
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.
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.
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
Can this bush be split when it gets larger into 2 plants?
Monica M on Oct 6, 2018
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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