Plant Data Sheet  
 
  Cornus stolonifera (C. sericea)
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NOMENCLATURE
Botanical Name: Cornus stolonifera (C. sericea)
Common Name: Redtwig Dogwood, Red-Osier Dogwood
DESCRIPTION
This is a beautiful, thicketing shrub with bright red, twiggy stems to nine feet tall covered with bright green foliage. It is planted primarily as a border around property lines or in moist areas as a filler as much as it is for its brilliant red fall color.
CULTURAL INFORMATION
Light Exposure: Sun or Shade
Water Requirements: Regular
Sunset Zone: 1-9, 14-21
USDA Zone: -40 to -35 F( Z3a)
PLANT ANATOMY
Foliage Growth Cycle: Deciduous
Plant Habit: Suckering shrub
Height (at Maturity): 7-9 ft.
Width (at Maturity): 12 ft.
FLOWER CHARACTERISTICS
Color: Creamy-white
Season: Summer
Shape: Cluster
LEAF CHARACTERISTICS
Color: Green
Shape: Oval
Length: 1 1/2 - 2 1/2"
Notes: Leaves change to brilliant red in autumn.
BARK CHARACTERISTICS
Color: Red
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