Kelsey's Dwarf Red-Osier Dogwood

Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi'

Pronunciation: KOR-nus ser-E-se-a
SKU #04470
2-8

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist.
Blooms Late spring
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches only 24 to 30 in. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attractive Bark, Fall Color, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Problems/Solutions Erosion Control, Very Wet Areas, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Road Salt Tolerant
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Hedge
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Chokeberry (Aronia); Japanese Sweet Flag (Acorus); Astilbe (Astilbe); Summersweet (Clethra); Sweetspire (Itea); Turtlehead (Chelone)
CARE
Care 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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Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 9

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