Dogwood, Variegated Redtwig


Description: This redtwig dogwood cultivar is a rapid-growing, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub which grows to a maximum size of 6-9' tall with a loose, rounded, spreading habit. The outstanding ornamental feature of this plant is its bright red winter stems which are particularly showy against a snowy backdrop. Tiny white flowers appear in flat-topped clusters in late spring, with sparse, intermittent, additional flowering sometimes continuing into summer. Flowers give way to clusters of whitish (sometimes with a bluish tinge) drupes in late summer. Fruit is quite attractive to birds and is generally considered to have as much if not more ornamental interest than the flowers. Ovate to lanceolate, dark green leaves turn an attractive reddish purple in autumn.

Common Name: Redtwig Dogwood

Type: Perennial, Shrub

Exposure: Full Sun - Partial Shade

Size: 6-8' height, 6-8' spread

Bloom Color: White

Bloom Period: Late Spring

Foliage Color: Green with White margins in Summer / Reddish/Purple in Fall

Landscape Use: Garden Pond, Landscape Beds,Outdoor Living Areas, Small Groups, Woodland Border

Soil: Well-Drained

Growth Rate: Moderate

Zone: 3 - 7

Companion Plants: Heavenly Bamboo, Viburnum, Ornamental Grasses, Arborvitae, Juniper, Black-eyed Susan, Compact Holly



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