Bailey Red Twig Dogwood

Cornus sericea 'Baileyi'

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Shrub
Plant Family: Cornaceae
Plant Description: Vigorous, suckering, deciduous shrub with deep-red winter shoots. Has dark green leaves turning to red or orange in autumn. Small white flowers appear in clusters up to 2 inches across in late spring, followed by white fruit. Grows best in full sun and well-drained, moderately moist soil. Berries are mildly toxic and may cause stomach aches. The species, Cornus sericea, is synonymous with C. stolonifera and is native to Utah.


Maintenance Type: Shrub - Renewal
Plant Care: Shrub - Renewal (woody multi-stemmed plants that lose their leaves every winter and look best on younger stems, which emerge from the base of the plant): Prune regularly to promote health, provide air circulation, maintain a desirable shape, and to remove dead or damaged branches. Pruning is best done in late winter to early spring for most shrubs. With spring blooming shrubs, prune after the blooms are spent. When pruning, remove 1/3rd of the oldest branches by cutting at the base of the shrub. Monitor for pests, diseases or other ailments on a regular basis.

Plant Attributes:

Mature Size: 6' tall x 12' wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Pollinator Friendly: Yes
Localscapes: Perimeter Plant, Foundation Plant
Foliage Interest: No
Foliage Colors: Dark Green, Green
Bloom Colors: White
Bloom Seasons: Summer
Bloom Period: Jun - Jul

Growing Conditions:

Hardiness Zone: 2 to 8
Light Requirement: Full Sun (6+ hrs sun)
Irrigation Requirement:     Moderate (1/2" every 7-10 days)
Salt Tolerant: Unknown
Deer Resistant: Yes

Garden Location:

  • Commercial Concepts
    • Education Center Parking
    • South Property Line
  • Design Path
    • Design Ideas-West
  • Irrigation Path
    • Mountain to Tap
  • Localscapes Path
    • Localscapes Entry Beds
  • Maintenance Path
    • Outsmart Invaders
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter