Red Twig Dogwood (Cornus sericea subsp. sericea 'Kelseyi') in the Dogwoods Database

1 company sells this plant

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Kelsey's Dwarf

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 2 to 2.5 feet high
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet wide
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Provides winter interest
Edible Parts: Fruit
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Monoecious


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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 31, 2017 5:04 PM

This is a dwarf form with smaller leaves, thinner stems that are not as colorful. I am not sure if it does really flower and fruit; it might not. I hardly see it at all, but it is sold by a few large, diverse nurseries and is found in a few yards and landscapes. It often gets leaf spot disease badly. I can't really recommend it as a good ornamental.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Dogwood - red twig Kelsey dwarf by Bonehead Nov 8, 2014 9:01 PM 1
Best plants for Mini/ Fairy Gardens by Ibartoo Dec 28, 2011 8:22 AM 11

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