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Red Twig Dogwood

Cornus sericea


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    By growing these trees in burlap bags, the roots grow into the cloth, rather than circling around a pot. This forces these trees to put out thousands of fine hair roots. These roots bring moisture and nutrients into the plants. This means you get a tree that will become established quicker and provide you with superior and faster growth.

    These will be the easiest trees you have ever 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!

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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.

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
(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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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

4.7 / 5.0
13 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 2 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
11 months 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
1 year 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
8 months ago
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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
10 months 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
1 year 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
8 months 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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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.

Planting & Care

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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I want a bright splash of color that will grow to 6 to 8ft with white flowers in the springtime turning to a bright red in the winter months for contrast with our snowy days here in Montana.
Chris S on Apr 20, 2017
I picked the Red Twig Dogwood due to its color. I think that it will be a beautiful addition to my yard and really help the color scheme of my home to stand out.
Joseph W on Mar 28, 2017
I want a bright splash of color that will grow to 6 to 8ft with white flowers in the springtime turning to a bright red in the winter months for contrast with our snowy days here in Montana.
Chris S on Apr 20, 2017
I've grown dogwoods before and they are a easy and fast growing shrub. Also amazing color in the fall and winter months.
Jerry and Julie G on Apr 11, 2017
I picked the Red Twig Dogwood due to its color. I think that it will be a beautiful addition to my yard and really help the color scheme of my home to stand out.
Joseph W on Mar 28, 2017
To attract butterflies and birds and add color spring through winter
Linda M on Feb 27, 2017
Winter interest
Kellie M on Feb 23, 2017
Red branches, hedge quality
Danielle B on Feb 20, 2017
Winter colors
Nancy H on Jan 10, 2017
Winter color
Jeremy M on Nov 24, 2016
These come highly recommended as a plant to help prevent land erosion near the water line. The color is beautiful and they should be gorgeous in all seasons.
Rebecca M on Nov 7, 2016
color, winter interest, low growth height
Boyd G on Oct 24, 2016
Ronald P on Oct 6, 2016
beautiful grows fast can be a barrier ttree
Merrill E on Aug 27, 2016
Versatility (size, adaptability as to growing conditions) and multi-season appeal of this drought tolerant shrub.
Michael G on Aug 19, 2016
I am pairing this with the yellow twig dogwood...I am not familiar with the plant,,,,but am hopeful that the combination of red and yellow with the green boxwoods that I also purchased, will make my patio area very colorful and vibrant.
Kara E on Aug 15, 2016
For the front of our driveway which is 1/8 of a mile. Adding solar lamps in front old fashion which are 5 feet tall. Also drought tolerent as our summers are dry
CAROL E on Aug 14, 2016
want color for my patio area during the winter!
Lisa S on Aug 13, 2016
love the color
Ingrid D on Aug 12, 2016
Winter interest!
Waltraud B on Aug 6, 2016
Adaptability to soils and conditions and color.
DeAnne D on Jul 30, 2016
Unique look
michelle r on Jul 28, 2016
I am buying this for curb appeal, since the house is otherwise black, white and grey.
Alison R on Jul 28, 2016
It will be a striking shrub in both summer and winter.
Stephen M on Jul 24, 2016
The color and hardiness
Denise M on Jul 22, 2016
Love the red twigs. Since we have a long winter in CNY, these showy branches are definitely a big plus. Also, fast growing was a major motivator.
Vidyul K on Jul 7, 2016
color n hardiness
Debra R on Jul 3, 2016
I just love the red twig through the snow and summer the beautiful green folage and white flowers are beautiful.
Shiralee B on Jun 24, 2016
First thought the red twig look was awesome looking but mostly because they are fast growers and every season you will have a different looking bush
susan b on Jun 17, 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
I needed a fast growing hedge type of plant for a privacy screen from spring through fall...not overly tall but @ 8 ft. red twigs in winter will be really cool.
Tracey J on Mar 3, 2016
For border interest
Merlowe H on Mar 3, 2016
to compliment my landsscaping
philip z on Feb 27, 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've grown dogwoods before and they are a easy and fast growing shrub. Also amazing color in the fall and winter months.
Jerry and Julie G on Apr 11, 2017
To attract butterflies and birds and add color spring through winter
Linda M on Feb 27, 2017
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.
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
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.
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 .
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.
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
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!
Will this grow at 10,000 feet?
Nola K on Apr 16, 2017
How fast does this bush grow?
Geri I on Jul 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We planted 2-3 ft twigs last April and they are now 5-6 ft tall and 4-5 ft diameter, growing well
How far apart should you plant them?
steelermke on Dec 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Depends on how dense you want them. If you want them to fill in and look like a hedge (or a wall of red) then several feet apart. They grew long limbs right away (the first year). If you want them with some space (or "air") between them, then further apart. 5-6 feet...
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.
Can I plant these on the northern face of my house, as a foundation hedge? Little direct sunlight.
B P on Apr 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I wouldn't want to do that. The one I planted last year seems to be happy on the south side of my house in direct sunlight. On the north side of the house I would plant an azalea, rhododendron, philodendron, hosta, lily of the valley, etc. I have lily of the valley along the north side of my house and it is flourishing. Hope that helps.
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
Does it spread?
Barb T on Sep 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: it is very much confined to the area where I placed it.
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 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.
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: Thank you for contacting us. Since you are looking to fill that size of an area you may want to go with 4 of the 1 gallons or 3 gallon. The 3 gallon sizes will be older and more established plants. I hope this information is helpful. Feel free to contact us should you have additional questions we can be reached at 1-888-504-2001.
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.
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.
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 thought Dogwoods are considered
understory trees, why isn't that mentioned in the description for the Red Twig Dogwood?
Marcia C on Apr 11, 2017

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