Dogwood - Red Twig

Cornus sericea

'Neil Z'

USPP 24,812; CBR 4767

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  • Native to North America
  • Unique texture
  • Deer resistant

Disease resistant red twig dogwood. Pucker Up® dogwood (C. sericea, formerly known as C. stolonifera) is unlike any other. Its glossy, puckered foliage not only gives it a cool, "quilted" look - it also confers a high degree of leaf spot resistance.

USDA Zone 3 - 8 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 3 - 4'

Width 3 - 4'

Finish Time 1.5 seasons

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Highly adaptable, but does best in moist, even wet soils. Tolerates dry conditions once established.

Pruning Though its young stems do show some red coloration, due to its slow growth rate, we do not recommend pruning it as you would other red-twig dogwoods. Prune selectively as needed or desired in early spring.

Uses Mass plantings; cutting gardens; naturalizing; hedges; rain gardens; foundation plantings.

Growing Tips Pucker Up dogwood is grown primarily for its distinctive foliage, not its stems.