• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Year-Round Interest
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KOR-nus ser-E-se-a
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleContemporary, Rustic
    Design IdeasA more compact grower than other red twig Dogwoods, this shrub can be planted as an informal hedge or screen, or used in the border as an accent. An excellent choice for the perennially damp spot in the garden.
    Companion PlantsChokeberry (Aronia); Summersweet (Clethra); Japanese Sweet Flag (Acorus); Sweetspire (Itea); Turtlehead (Chelone)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers enriched, moist, well-drained soils but tolerates a wide range. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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