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Red Osier Dogwood

Cornus sericea ‘Cardinal’
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Cornus

Dogwood

<i>Cornus sericea</i> ‘Cardinal’

With common names like Hart’s Rouges, Kinnikinnik and Shoemack, who would expect this North American riparian native to be a vibrant beauty igniting the winter landscape? ‘Cardinal’ sculpts an unflappable, extremely cold-hardy multi-stemmed shrub that has a lot to offer: fiery red-hued stems in winter, flat-topped clusters of petite white flowers in spring, creamy white summertime fruit, and dark green deciduous foliage manifesting a purple-red fall display.

Beloved by gardeners, birds and the azure butterfly, the Red Osier Dogwood prefers rich, somewhat moist soil, but tolerates a variety of sites and can be ensconced near Acer griseum for an intriguing blend of colors and textures.

Trim roots to remove unwanted suckers and prune 30% of the old wood in early spring to stimulate brilliant new growth.

Blooms August – September

Size: 6' 0" – 8' 0" high x 6' 0" – 8' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 3.

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