Red Twig Dogwood
Red Twig Dogwood
Cornus alba 'Sibirica'Item #2775 USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 - 8
Current year's growth features outstanding coral-red branches on a multi-stemmed shrub. Yellowish white flowers are followed by small blue berries. Bare stems create an attractive winter accent, and are a wonderful addition to seasonal flower arrangements. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 9 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:KOR-nus AL-ba si-BIR-i-kaPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:1 - 9, 14 - 24Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 9 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.Special features:Attractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign IdeasBare red stems are a beautiful sight against the winter landscape. Cut back old stems in early spring for the best color on new growth. Plant with companions that need summer water.Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Summersweet (Clethra); Japanese Sweet Flag (Acorus); Sweetspire (Itea); Chokeberry (Aronia)
- CareCare InformationPrefers enriched, evenly moist, well-drained soils but highly adaptable; tolerates dry conditions and wet soils once established. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize in spring. To encourage bright red stems, hard prune one-third of oldest stems annually in late winter.Pruning time: late winter to early spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.