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 - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 9 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:KOR-nus AL-ba si-BIR-i-kaDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:1 - 9, 14 - 24Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 9 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.Special features:Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Ornamental Berries, 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, moist, well-drained soils but tolerates a wide range. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Apply a balanced fertilizer during growing season. To encourage bright red stems, annually prune a third of oldest stems to six inches, leaving strong young whips.Pruning time: late winter to early spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.