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. Berrys are mildly toxic and may cause stomach aches.
Plant Care: 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 trees and late-spring for spring blooming shrubs. 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:

Hardiness Zone: 2 to 8
Mature Size: 6' tall x 12' wide
Utah Native: N
Color: White
Bloom Season: Late Spring
Bloom Period: Jun - Jul

Plant Needs:

Light Requirement: Sun
Irrigation Requirement:     Moderate

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