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Red Twig Dogwood

Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

Pronunciation: KOR-nus AL-ba si-BIR-i-ka
SKU #02775

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Description Current year's growth features outstanding coral-red branches on a multi-stemmed shrub. Yellowish white flowers are followed by small blue berries. Bare stems create an attractive winter accent, and are a wonderful addition to seasonal flower arrangements. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 9 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Ornamental Berries
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen
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 Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Boxwood (Buxus); Summersweet (Clethra); Japanese Sweet Flag (Acorus); Sweetspire (Itea); Chokeberry (Aronia)
Care 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.

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