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Red Twig Dogwood, Redosier Dogwood, Red Osier Dogwood
Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi'

Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Cornus (KOR-nus) (Info)
Species: sericea (ser-ee-KEE-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Kelseyi
Additional cultivar information:(aka Kelsey's Dwarf)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

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

Regional

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

Moberly, Missouri

Pickerington, Ohio

Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

Mountlake Terrace, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 30, 2002, darius from So.App.Mtns.
United States (Zone 5b) wrote:

I love this plant in the winter when the lovely red twigs stand out against the snow! The old branches are less red, so thin out the center branches every few years. Flowers are insignificant.

(I saw this var. on another site where it was listed as compact and rounded. However, this is the information on the nursery tag. Sorry if it is wrongly named.)