Red twig dogwood
Red twig dogwood is a plant which belongs to the Cornus genus.
Known to attract bluebirds.2
Yellow twig or Golden dogwoods are a variation of this species, sometimes sold under the cultivar Flaviramea.4Red twig dogwood grows as a perennial and is an ornamental. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Red twig dogwood is known for growing to a height of approximately 7.80 feet (that's 2.40 metres in metric) with a bush-like habit. This plant tends to bloom in mid summer. Try planting Red twig dogwood if you'd like to attract butterflies and birds to your garden. Consider Baileyi, Red-osier dogwood, Hedgerows Gold, Cardinal, and Arctic Fire to grow as they are very popular with home gardeners.
United States is believed to be where Red twig dogwood originates from.
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This is a tree suitable to bogs and water gardens. Needs constant moisture.
Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water often. Zone 4 to 8 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Ensure your soil has a ph of between 5.5 and 7.0 as Red twig dogwood is a weakly acidic soil - neutral soil loving plant. Keep in mind when planting that Red twig dogwood is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.
It may also be invasive in some areas.
You can cut the dogwood completely to the ground in spring and within a year or two it will be back
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Red twig dogwood so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Red twig dogwood so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Red twig dogwood plants:
Cornus, from the Latin, cornu, “horn or antler”.
Sericea, from the Greek, serikos (serikos), “of silk”.
The old species name, stolonifera, refers to how it can spread underground by stolons.
Many of the common names come from the brightly colored twigs and branches.
Long slim stems were used by Native Americans for basket weaving and are still used by present-day crafters.1
Native Americans and early settlers smoked the inner bark, stem scrapings, and leaves, which have a slightly narcotic effect.1
Native Americans also used an extract as an emetic for treating fevers and coughs and obtained dyes from the bark and roots.1
Red osier dogwood, Red-rood, Red rood, American dogwood, Western dogwood, Red Twig Dogwood, Redstem Dogwood, Red Dogwood, Kinnikinnik, Squawbush, Creek Dogwood, California Dogwood, Red-stemmed Cornel, Redbrush, Gutter Tree, Red Willow, harts rouges, Poison Dogwood, Shoemack, Waxberry Cornel, Dogberry Tree, yellow dogwood, Golden dogwood,
Cornus stolonifera, Swida sericea, Cornus alba var. occidentalis, Cornus occidentalis, Cornus alba var. baileyi, Cornus alba var. californica, Cornus alba var. interior, Cornus alba var. coloradense, Cornus baileyi, Cornus instolonea, Cornus interior, Cor
Misspellings: Redosier Dogwood, Redtwig dogwood,