Redosier or redtwig dogwood (Cornus stolonifera)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Redosier or redtwig dogwood
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Redosier or redtwig dogwood (Cornus stolonifera)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3a
Mature Height Mature Height
7 to 9 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
8 to 10 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Faster
Sun Sun
Full Sun or Partial Shade
Moisture Moisture
Wet soil, poor drainage (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
Yes
Additional Information Additional Information
also known as Cornus sericea; upright, suckering, wide-spreading shrub; 7-9’ tall; 8-10’ wide; fast grower; horizontal stems root along ground, thereby stabilizing slopes; can form thickets; some cultivars with green and white variegated leaves; yellow to reddish-purple to no fall color; bright red to dark red stems from late fall to early spring; some cultivars have coral to yellow twigs; small, creamy-white flowers in late spring; white fruit in summer attracts birds; full sun to partial shade; adaptable to most soils and pH; prefers moist, well-drained soil; tolerates wet soil; intolerant to drought and will wilt easily; susceptible to twig blight and leaf spot; do not shear; native to Wisconsin; hardy to zone 3a

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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