courtesy: missouribotanicalgarden.org

This winter has been the coldest winter in a long time and perhaps the longest stretch of time the snow has blanketed the ground.  It’s the first week of Spring and my backyard is still covered in snow. But as the snow continues to melt away I can’t help but admire the red stems on the red twig dogwood I installed in the Fall.

My intention was to find a native plant that would look nice along the side of my pond during the summer and also stand out in the winter. My designer recommended the Cornus alba ‘Siberica’ – (Common name: red twig dogwood) without hesitation.

Most people get evergreens for all year color, a good choice as well, but the red twig dogwood also makes a nice addition in your landscape once the leaves drop. Its multi-stemmed red bark is a true winner in my book.


Characteristics:

  • Partial to full sun
  • Zones 2 – 8
  • Growth – 9 ft tall / 5 ft wide
  • Plantings suggestions: along borders & moist soil
  • Bloom time: Summer (white flowers)

Looking to add a red twig dogwood for a nice winter effect? Call us today for a consultation. 

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