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" 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
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter