Growing Zones: 2-9 outdoors(hardy down to -40℉) 2-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 6-8 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 6-8 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Cornus sericea
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, FL
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 & Photos
Red twig dogwood
So far so good, came well packaged and timely, planted after about 2 days after receiving everything looks good, will have to update later
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!
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.
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.
Can't wait to see it bloom! It definitely flourishing; healthy beautiful leaves and the stems beautiful red.
Planting & Care
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.
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