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PlantFiles: Red-Twig Dogwood, Redosier Dogwood, Red Osier Dogwood
Cornus sericea 'Cardinal'

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Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Cornus (KOR-nus) (Info)
Species: sericea (ser-ee-KEE-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Cardinal

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)
USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From softwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By simple layering
By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Terry On Aug 31, 2002, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

An underused shrub in my personal opinion. It has a lot going for it: beautiful foliage in the winter, nice flowers in the spring, and fairly low maintenance. Its form isn't particularly graceful, but when mixed with other plants, it can still fit quite nicely into many planting schemes. After flowering, prune out some of the older growth to stimulate new (and more intensely colored) growth each year.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Des Moines, Iowa
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Jamestown, Kentucky
Brighton, Michigan
Rochester, New York
Columbus, Ohio
Sinnamahoning, Pennsylvania
Logan, Utah
Chesterfield, Virginia
Linden, Virginia
East Port Orchard, Washington



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