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Kelsey's Dwarf Red-Osier Dogwood

Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi'

SKU
04470
A dwarf dogwood with a low, compact form and lush green foliage that perfectly foils less attractive bases of larger shrubs. Its neat, rounded shape works well in mass plantings and border foundations. Excellent for erosion control on steep slopes. Bare red stems provide striking seasonal color to dormant winterscapes. Deciduous.
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Botanical PronunciationKOR-nus ser-E-se-a
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches only 24 to 30 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist.
Companion PlantsChokeberry (Aronia); Japanese Sweet Flag (Acorus); Astilbe (Astilbe); Summersweet (Clethra); Sweetspire (Itea); Turtlehead (Chelone)

Prefers enriched, moist, well-drained soils but adaptable; tolerates dry conditions and wet soils once established. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system. Fertilize in spring. Best stem color on young wood; to encourage bright red stems, hard prune one-third of oldest stems annually in late winter.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8

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