Spring Garden Tips

Redosier Dogwood, Red Twig Dogwood

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Botanical Name

Cornus sericea

Hardiness

Zones 2 to 7

Height

7 to 9 feet

Width

Up to 10 feet

Flowers

Late May to Early June: dull white, flat topped cyme, sporatic through summer

Fruit

White drupe

Fall Color

Reddish-purple

Light

Full sun to light shade

Soil

Moist (prefers), adaptable

Planting and Care

Transplants easily

Prune out older canes for color and vigor.

Problems

Twig canker, septoria leaf spot, scale

Varieties to Consider

Flaviramea - Yellow Twig Dogwood

Kelseyi - dwarf to 3'

Silver and Gold - yellow stems, variegated leaves with an irregular yellow border

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