‘Coral Red’ Shrub Dogwood
Package of 5 Plants
Plants are between 12-18″ in height.
Out of stock
Cornus sericea or Cornus stolonifera ‘Coral Red’
Redosier Dogwoods (sometimes called Red-Twig Dogwoods) are fast growing shrubs that form a loose, rounded multi-stemmed low growing shrub. Typically 6 to 10 feet tall with a similar spread, their dense root systems are great for soil erosion along stream banks and hillsides. Redosier Dogwoods (like the ‘Coral Red’) also provide food and shelter for songbirds and other animals. Leaves of the shrub are medium to dark green and turn a reddish purple in the fall. While its flowers and fruit are attractive, they tend to not be very noticeable in the landscape due to so many other showy plants flowering at the same time. Their dramatic red stems are especially showy when grown with a background of green conifers or with snow on the ground. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun|
|Leaves:||Leaves are opposite, simple, ovate to oblong-lanceolate, 2 to 5 inches long, 1 to 3 inches wide, acuminate, rounded at base, medium to dark reen above, glacous beneath, with about five pairs of veins. Leaves turn to purplish to reddish in the fall.|
|Size:||7 to 9 feet in height spreading to 10 feet or more.|
|Hardiness:||Zone 2-8. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
|Habit:||Loose, broad-spreading, rounded, multi-stemmed shrub with horizontal branches at base; freely stoloniferous as it spreads by underground stems.|
|Flowers:||Dull white, borne in 1 to 3 inch diameter flat-topped cymes in late May to early June, flowers are adequate but not overwhelming; flowering sporadically through summer.|
|Diseases & Insects:||There is a twig blight (canker) which can wreak havoc on this species and the cultivars; scale can be a problem.|
|Landscape Value:||Excellent for massing in large areas, along highways, parks, golf courses; interesting stem color makes it suitable for shrub border use in residential landscapes; can be an effective bank cover for it holds soil quite well; beautiful when framed by snow.|
|Soil Preference:||Extremely adaptable to wide range of soil and climatic conditions; does best in moist soil and is often observed in the wild in wet, swampy situations.|
|Care:||Water regularly after initial planting. Prune after flowering either by cutting plant to ground or removing the oldest stems.|
|Fertilization:||Fertilize an area three times the canopy spread of the shrub 1 to 2 times a year with a 10-10-10 fertilizer. Only fertilize an established shrub.|
Terms & Conditions of Sale:
The plants are NOT in storage and are dug fresh on receipt of your order. When your order is received plants are collected as soon as the weather permits, this time-frame is normally within one week. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, We will advise you by phone.
For a quote on larger quantities, please call or email us. We ship via Priority Mail from zip-code 37111.
We do NOT ship West of the Rocky Mountains for retail orders, but we will consider shipping West of the Rocky Mountains for wholesale qualities. Please contact us for wholesale container, bare-root, and balled and burlap inquiries.
Refund Policy: At Boyd Nursery Company we strive to always provide quality plant stock in superb condition. We reserve the right to determine if the plant material was cared for properly after leaving our greenhouses. Over or under watering, exposure to adverse temperature swings and weather conditions, incorrect planting or improper cultural conditions will void any effort of refunding your plant purchase. Full or partial replacement or refund will be at the discretion of Boyd Nursery Company following examination of the plant material in question.
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