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

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Red Twig Dogwood
Give a thumbs up Bailey Red Twig Dogwood
Give a thumbs up Redosier Dogwood
Give a thumbs up Red Osier Dogwood
Give a thumbs up Dogwood

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)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 6 to 9 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 9 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
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
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Flood Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Child plants: one child plant


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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Sep 5, 2018 6:50 PM

The Bailey Redosier Dogwood was discovered in the fields of Baily Nurseries in St Paul, Minnesota, which is a huge wholesale plant nursery that has developed many new cultivars of woody plants that have been introduced into the trade. It differed a little from the straight species of Redosier in having some pubescent (curly) hairs under the leaves, not forming stolons (stems along the ground), and being more upright and denser in habit. (The regular Redosier Dogwood used to be labelled with the scientific name of Cornus stolonifera because it forms some stolons that teach out somewhat.) This cultivar is commonly planted and offered by many conventional nurseries.

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