Red Twig Dogwood

Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

SKU
2775
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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.
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Botanical PronunciationKOR-nus AL-ba si-BIR-i-ka
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 9 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasBare 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttractive 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
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Key FeatureYear-round interest

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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