Red Twig Dogwood
Cornus alba 'Sibirica'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||KOR-nus AL-ba si-BIR-i-ka|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 9 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Bare red stems are a beautiful sight against the winter landscape. Cut back old stems in early spring for the best color on new growth. Plant with companions that need summer water.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Companion Plants||Boxwood (Buxus); Summersweet (Clethra); Japanese Sweet Flag (Acorus); Sweetspire (Itea); Chokeberry (Aronia)|
Prefers enriched, evenly moist, well-drained soils but highly adaptable; tolerates dry conditions and wet soils once established. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize in spring. To encourage bright red stems, hard prune one-third of oldest stems annually in late winter.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8