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      Cornus sericea (C. stolonifera)
    Red-twig Dogwood ( Red-osier Dogwood )
       Deciduous Shrub
    
HEIGHT:8 - 10 feet
SPREAD:10 - 12 feet
DISTINCTIONS:Broad shrub that spreads with underground stems; stems are red; 2” clusters of small white flowers; whitish berries; green leaves turn purple red in autumn; very adaptable to soil and climatic conditions including shade and wet soils.
LIMITATIONS:White berries are poisonous; requires moist soil; pruning is required to remove oldest canes to keep stem color at its best; can colonize easily; frequently suffers winter dieback in SC; use species in INT, cultivars not successful.
HARDINESS:INT, SC, SE (Zone 2)
ORIGIN:Northern United States, Alaska, Canada
CULTIVARS:‘Baileyi’ stems are a dull, brownish-red; does not spread; zone 4.; ‘Cardinal’ good, bright, cherry-red stems.; ‘var. coloradensis’ Alaskan native with red-brown twigs and smaller leaves.; ‘var. coloradensis ‘Cheyenne’ blood red stems; grows 6’ tall.; ‘Flaviramea’ Yellow-twig dogwood; yellow colored bark; often has cankers.; ‘Isanti’ compact shrub to 4’ with bright red stems; can get leaf spot in wet climates.
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The information for this Deciduous Shrub (167) was last updated on: 2010-12-20 20:25:34
   
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