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Cornus sericea 'Cardinal' /Red Twig Dogwood

Cornus sericea 'Cardinal'  / Cornus sericea 'Cardinal'
Handsome red twigs in winter
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Handsome red twigs in winter

Red twigs in a border planting

Clump of red twig dogwood

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Scientific Name: Cornus sericea 'Cardinal'
Common Name: Red Twig Dogwood
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: Many gardeners choose to remove up to one-quarter of the growth in late winter, since the new growth has the reddish color. Makes a striking plant during the dormant winter period. Handsome as a single specimen and in mass plantings.