- Minimum Purchase:
- 5 units
- Latin Name- Cornus Sericea Hardy Planting Zone- 3-8 Mature Height- 7-9 ft Width- 5-10 Sun or Shade- Full Sun
- THIS PLANT CAN NOT SHIP TO THE FOLLOWING STATES:
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Red Twig Dogwood Tree - Cornus alba
The Red Twig Dogwood Tree features beautiful shades of red on the bark in the winter as well as red branches during this time of year. In the spring and summer, the tree features white flowers and berries. The tree often grows as tall as eight feet and grows well in wet areas.
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Though, it can be tolerant of other soils that retain water like bog or swamp conditions. It is also a shrub that will adapt to hot and cold weather extremes that can withstand the more frigid temperatures in some U.S. states; The bush is hearty and with weekly watering is easily grown. This shrub has red tinted multi-stemmed trunks and branches with variegated leaves of a greenish gray that are white edged. This is a shrub that gets yellowish-white blooms and small blueberries that bloom in the spring and in summer the berries remain. In the cold weather, the leaves fall from the bush leaving the beautiful coral-red stems throughout the winter. The root system will encourage new shrub growth. The shrub can be pruned annually if desired, but they do not require pruning for optimal growth. Pruning can be done to keep the bush a smaller size or to promote new growth. The new growth branches will have a brighter color as it grows. If pruning is done, it should be done early in the spring before the fresh leaves form. This is a shrub that is pleasing to the eye year round, and the branches can be cut to use in floral arrangements since they do not lose their color. It is also a shrub that can be planted as a landscape attraction, near the house, as a border for driveways and sidewalks or in gardens. The bush naturally attracts butterflies and birds.