Coral Red Dogwood Shrub

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Coral Red Dogwood, Cornus Sericea Is Known For Its Striking Red Stems That Stand Out In A Winter Garden

The coral red dogwood, known as the Cornus sanguine or the red twig dogwood, is a shrub species with remarkably red bark. While these species are incredibly similar, the coral red dogwood never grows into a tree. This dogwood is known for its spectacular colors in a winter garden, and the coral red dogwood looks best when planted in groups or as an informal hedge. Some coral red dogwood shrubs grow all around the Northern Hemisphere, all classified under the genus Cornus like the Tatarian dogwoods in Asia, the Red osier dogwoods in North America, and the Bloodtwig dogwoods in Europe. Since the uncanny similarities between each cultivar quickly lead to confusion, any purchase must come from a trusted establishment.

Coral Red Dogwood, Cornus Sericea Pairs Best With The Yellow Twig Dogwood, Or Any Available Yellow Plant

Coral red dogwoods grow up to eight feet tall, with a spread area of eight feet; these red dogwood shrubs bear either dark green or variegated leaves depending on the variety, and tiny white flowers that form flat clusters only for white berries to succeed them. The foliage picks up hints of rose or gold, but since the leaves are deciduous, the attractive red bark is only visible when the leaves fall.

Since they are generally nursery-grown plants in containers or ball-and-burlap specimens, coral red dogwood shrubs are among the faster-growing types in the dogwood family, adding at least two feet of growth each year. Ideally planted where they provide an easy view, one can position coral red dogwood shrubs against a wall that receives ample sunlight from the south or west in winter. A fitting combination is the yellow twig dogwood for a stunning display. But whether there are its yellow cousins or not, coral red dogwood shrubs are better to look at when grown in masses, and their widely-spreading root systems render them effective as erosion control.

As one of the few shrubs that survive in boggy conditions, red twig dogwoods have a good tolerance for most soil and light conditions, with the production of new stems having the best color. To retain the coral red color, keep a systematic routine of removing the oldest branches, and plants can handle a bit of trimming to help rejuvenate their growth. Its preferences include partial shade or full sun, moist soil, low spots along streams or ponds, and a wide range of temperatures. Hardwood cuttings in the late fall may take up to a full year for the cutting to root, but once fully embedded, go right ahead to planting saplings in the landscape.

Coral Red Dogwood Shrub, Cornus Sericea is For Sale at TN Wholesale Nursery with Low Prices and Fast Shipping

The Coral Red Dogwood Shrub grows best when planted in full sun. It can withstand colder temperatures but will look its best grown in areas where there are no harsh winters.

 The dogwood shrub is a popular flowering shrub in the United States and Canada. It produces a beautiful coral red flower in the spring and summer months. The shrub is typically not that tall, reaching only 6-7 feet at maturity. The color of the flowers on this shrub makes it so unique and beautiful. This shrub is relatively easy to grow but should be pruned annually in the early spring. It grows to 8 feet tall and spreads up to 6 feet wide. The stems are typically reddish-brown, with a green interior and slightly downy texture. Tiny, oval-shaped leaves (2 inches long) grow 1 inch long and overlap the branches. The shrub flowers in spring produce clusters of bright red flowers that slowly fade to white by late summer.

This Coral Red Dogwood Shrub can be used as a hedge or background plant to accent your flowerbeds. It is often used to create contrast with other plants with white or light-colored flowers. For most locations, this shrub will do fine in any soil type but does prefer a rich, well-draining soil that has been amended before planting. It has moderate water requirements and should be watered regularly during dry periods.

Coral red dogwood shrubs are a springtime favorite of many homeowners because of their vibrant, colorful display. These shrubs produce small pink or red flowers that eventually give way to small red fruits. All parts of the coral red dogwood shrub are poisonous if ingested, but the plant poses no threat to pets if it's planted safely, away from an animal's reach.

Coral red dogwoods (Cornus sericea) grow best in partial shade, although they can tolerate full sun with adequate watering. The optimal soil pH for growing this shrub is between 5 and 7, although it can take a range between 4.5 and 5.5. Coral red dogwoods are often sold as small plants in containers by nurseries and garden centers at the beginning of spring. You should plant these plants immediately after purchase because they are susceptible to root rot if they sit in water for too long. The shrub should be planted one foot away from structures and foundations so that sunlight can reach all its branches for maximum growth and flowering. Plant these shrubs two feet apart from each other for full visual effect when mature.

Its berries contain high amounts of tannins which help make diuretics. That can be particularly helpful if you have edema or swelling caused by liver disease. However, these berries are quite bitter, so you should only consume them in small amounts. The red flowers of this shrub provide food for birds and other small creatures in spring and summer, which will help attract them to your property or landscape design and help them survive. 

The Coral Red Dogwood Shrub also provides shelter for bees and other pollinators as they journey from flower to flower collecting pollen. For sale, the Coral Red Dogwood Shrub is used as an ornamental plant to provide a privacy barrier and a hedge in landscapes. Due to its toxicity, this shrub should never be used as a birdfeeder during winters. Instead, use it as a natural fence or barrier in your garden.

Purchase the Coral Red Dogwood Shrub is ideal for planting hedges along boundaries or fences because of its dense foliage and attractive flowers. They are suited for growing near walkways to enjoy their bright red berries by walking past them throughout the year.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Height at maturity: 6-7 feet

Hardiness: zones 3 to 8

Sunlight: partial, full sun

Ship as: Bareroot



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