Cardinal Red-Twig Dogwood
Cornus sericea 'Cardinal'
|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.|
|Mature Size||Reaches 6 to 9 ft. tall, 8 to 12 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Showy Fruit, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8
Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7
Good to grow!
This plant is not available to purchase online.
Check a local Monrovia retailer.
This plant may be available in these stores:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
The Gardeners Center & Florist 1396 Boston Post Rd.
Darien, Connecticut 06820
Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouse 437 North St.
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
Mcardle's Florist & Garden Center 48 Arch St.
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830-0717
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in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.
We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.