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Isanti Red-Osier Dogwood

Cornus sericea 'Isanti'

A multi-stemmed shrub with a neat, compact habit. Blood-red stems are showy in winter. A fast growing, easy-to-grow plant that thrives in moist situations. Ideal specimen plant and great for naturalizing. Cutting grown. Deciduous.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical PronunciationKOR-nus ser-E-se-a
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseMass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Fruit Poisonous, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Showy Fruit, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsChokeberry (Aronia); Summersweet (Clethra); Japanese Sweet Flag (Acorus); Sweetspire (Itea); Turtlehead (Chelone)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8

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