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Redtwig Dogwood, Red-Osier Dogwood


This is a beautiful, thicketing shrub with bright red, twiggy stems to nine feet tall covered with bright green foliage. It is planted primarily as a border around property lines or in moist areas as a filler as much as it is for its brilliant red fall color.

Cornus stolonifera (C. sericea)

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf notes : Leaves change to brilliant red in autumn.

Bark color : Red

Leaf length : 1 1/2 - 2 1/2"

Leaf shape : Oval

Leaf color : Green

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Cluster

Flower color : White

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Deciduous

Average size maturity width : 12 ft.

Average size maturity height : 7-9 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -40 to -35 F( Z3a)

Sunset zone : 1-9, 14-21

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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