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Cardinal Red-Twig Dogwood

Cornus sericea 'Cardinal'

Pronunciation: KOR-nus ser-E-se-a
SKU #45308

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Description A beautiful, adaptable and hardy shrub offering four seasons of interest. Vibrant red twigs are stunning in the winter garden. Spring flowers yield small ornamental fruit that is attractive to birds. Colorful fall foliage. Spreading habit is helpful in controlling erosion. Tolerates clay, wet soil. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Reaches 6 to 9 ft. tall, 8 to 12 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Showy Fruit, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Care Easily grown in enriched, medium to wet soils. Tolerant of swampy or boggy conditions. Best stem color on young wood. Prune 1/4 of the older stems in early spring to promote new growth, or hard prune every 2-3 years to renew. Root-prune to control spread.

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