Cornus (Dogwood)

Cornus sericea (American, or Red Twig Dogwood) is a large, fast growing, many stemmed shrub that is native throughout the upper Midwest. It has 2-3 clusters of white flowers in late spring followed by small white berries that mature in summer. The berries are readily eaten by ...
Cornus sericea (American, or Red Twig Dogwood) is a large, fast growing, many stemmed shrub that is native throughout the upper Midwest. It has 2-3 clusters of white flowers in late spring followed by small white berries that mature in summer. The berries are readily eaten by birds. Its foliage develops attractive fall coloration ranging from yellow-orange to red-purple. It often grows in wet, marshy areas in the wild. It is extremely attractive in winter when its stems turn red. Renewal pruning to remove older branches to induce development of younger branches gives the best stem color in winter.

It is widely adaptable to soil type and moisture, and is somewhat shade tolerant. If you are looking to attract birds and wildlife to your landscape, look no further. The characteristics that make this species so visually appealing – showy flowers, stunning fruit, winter color – are some of nature’s most powerful draws for the animal kingdom.

To plant bare root perennials, dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2” below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.

Supplied as 12-18” bare root. Tags are included with bare root perennials from DeGroot.

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