Red Twig Dogwood Shrub - Ships 1-3 Feet in HeightThe Red Twig Dogwood Shurb is a shrub found throughout northern and western areas of North America. The shrub commonly growth in the wild and prefers damp soil and parcels near wetland areas. Growing to a height of up to 4 meters tall and up to 5 meters it reproduces by spreading underground via stolongs and as such can quickly create dense thickets. These thickets can make a great backdrop to a landscaping plan and the bright red coloring of the leaves and twigs can provide a soft color burst that is unexpected. The leaves are oblong and are usually colored very ark green on the top side and are glaucous below. In the fall is when this shrub really shines, as the leaves turn bright red to vivid purple. The small flowers are dull white and give to a fruit that is a globous white better approximately 9mm in diameter. The fruit is an excellent attractant for small birds. As an ornamental shrub the red colorant of the twigs during its dormant cycle is a great choice for a little mid-winter coloring. Care must be taken to protect the plant from the dogwood sawfly which is so famous for attacking the shrubs tree cousin. This shrub is great for waterway erosion control and the berries are a popular holistic healing option for colds. Some traditions also indicated that the berries are good for the slowing of bleeding if injured. The bark can also be used to produce a natural red dye for holistic and organic crafting practices. As a garden shrub, constant pruning will be needed to control size and spread, but it is well worth the effort in the fall and winter. This plant prefers mild sunlight and thrives in limited sun environments so it’s great for under growing larger trees and as a fill in plant.
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DetailsCurrent Stock:Description: Latin Name- Cornus Sericea Hardy Planting Zone- 3-8 Mature Height- 7-9 ft Width- 5-10 Sun or Shade- Full Sun