Kelsey's Dwarf Red-Osier Dogwood
Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||KOR-nus ser-E-se-a|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches only 24 to 30 in. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Dense Habit, Dwarf Plant, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Bold Winter Interest|
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