Growing Zones: 2-9 outdoors(hardy down to -40℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 6-8 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 6-8 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Cornus sericea
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, FL
Set Your Winter Landscape Ablaze in Fire-Red Color
Why Red Twig Dogwood Shrub?
It's a shrub that sparks conversation...with fantastic winter color, weather adaptability, and drought tolerance, the Red Twig Dogwood is truly one-of-a-kind.
In spring, you get attractive white flowers. Summer brings a well-shaped shrub with beautiful green leaves. And finally, fall starts warming up with red fall foliage. Come winter, the leaves drop, exposing the Red Twig's amazing bright red bark, living up to its name.
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. Thriving in full sun or shade (but getting the most vibrant color with more sun), the Red Twig is a hardy, thriving selection that's second to none.
It's a hardy, drought-tolerant shrub that also does well in soggy areas. It's not fussy about soil and withstands the coldest conditions, anywhere in the country. You can even 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.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
No matter where you grow it, your Red Twig Dogwood Shrub is ready to explode with rich color.
When you order from Fast Growing Trees, you get a Red Twig Dogwood that arrives at your door with a well-developed root system, ready to take off almost immediately. And unlike other large retailers or garden centers, we never ship bare-root...so you get the best head start possible since your Red Twig is planted in nutrient-rich soil.
Soon, you won't know how you lived without this delightfully different shrub as a part of your outdoor scenery. Order your Red Twig Dogwood Shrub today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
Prompt shipping Well packaged As described
My sister received these beautiful plants, quickly, they were a good size and healthy. We can’t wait for them to flourish in her front yard for all to enjoy!
My wife was impressed with how fresh and healthy the trees were on arrival. Both plants were healthy and had a vibrant color. They looked so much healthier than the one we bought from a local nursery.
I have planted them and will see what they look like next spring.
It is one twig about 3 feets tall. It looks like some new growth is coming out. We planted it and hope it will eventually look like the picture when we bought it.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: In terms of sunlight requirements, Red Twigs will tolerate partial shade, but their signature red bark will be brightest if they are planted in full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily) and well-drained soil.
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. Remove the plant from the container by gently tapping on the ground and easing the plant out of the container.
Place the shrub in the planting hole and backfill with your blend of native and gardening soil and gently tap down to secure the plant. Water the planting site to settle the soil then mulch to retain soil moisture.
2. 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 thoroughly once or twice weekly - if you're not sure when to water, simply check the surrounding soil about 2 or 3 inches down. If the soil is dry here, it's time to water.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|