Coral Red Dogwood

$3499

Coral Red Dogwood

$3499

1-Year Warranty

Ships Spring and Fall

Safe to Plant - Spring and Fall

In stock

Cannot ship to: FL.


Description Reviews

The Coral Red Dogwood (Cornus sericea 'Cardinal') is a beautiful deciduous shrub known for its deep red bark, making it a stunning addition to any landscape. This shrub is famous for gardeners who want to add color and interest to their garden during winter. In this description, I will provide some essential information about the shrub, including its appearance, growth requirements, and care.

Coral Red Dogwood's Appearance

It is a multi-stemmed shrub typically growing between 6 and 9 feet tall and wide. It has a rounded shape and a dense, compact habit, making it an excellent choice for foundation plantings, hedges, or mass plantings. The most distinctive feature of this shrub is its bright red bark, which intensifies in color during the winter months. The leaves of the shrub are oval-shaped, dark green, and turn a purplish-red color in the Fall (End of October).

Coral Red Dogwood's Requirements

It is a hardy shrub well-suited for various growing conditions. It prefers moist soil and some shade but can tolerate full sun in cooler climates. This shrub is also tolerant of multiple soil types, including clay and sand, and can grow in acidic and alkaline soil. The shrub is hardy in USDA zones 2-7.

Coral Red Dogwood Is Low Maintenance

It is a low-maintenance shrub that requires minimal care once established. It should be watered regularly during its first growing season to help it establish a robust root system. After that, it should only need supplemental watering during dry spells. This shrub does not require pruning, but if desired, it can be pruned in late winter or early Spring 2024 to propagate new growth and maintain its shape.

It is a beautiful, hardy shrub that will add interest and color to any landscape. Its striking red bark, dense habit, and low-maintenance requirements make it a popular choice for gardeners who want to enhance their garden's beauty and curb appeal. It impresses whether used as a foundation planting, hedge, or mass planting.

Where To Find Coral Red Dogwood

It is native to North America and can primarily be found in the northern and western parts of the United States. Its growth extends to the west of parts of Mexico and can be seen as far east as Kentucky and Virginia, but these areas are far from their natural habitat. It is a perennial shrub with many landscaping uses.


It is excellent for creating borders and a hedge privacy screen. It is sustainable in urban areas due to its tolerance to pollution. Also, it is often used to assist with erosion control. The bloom season for the Shrub is late spring and early summer. During May through July, the foliage is green. It is a vascular plant with lignified tissues guiding water and minerals throughout the plant.

It is a flowering shrub that grows small white flowers during the summer. These flowers produce seeds for reproduction. In the winter, the stems of the plant turn red. The Shrub is both exciting and appealing to the eye year-round due to its seasonal transitions. The shrub can grow anywhere between 6 feet to 18 feet in height.

The shrub can grow from 5 to 8 feet wide and can become large enough to appear like a tree. Its size makes it helpful in creating a privacy hedge. The Shrub prefers moist and well-drained soil.

However, it can grow along rivers, ponds, streams, and wetland areas. Although it prefers moisture, it does not like long-term root saturation. It likes nitrogen-rich soil and tolerates changing water tables.

The coral-red dogwood shrub grows best in direct sunlight or partial shade. It has many uses, from erosion control to adding color and beauty to a floral arrangement.

 

 

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