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Red Twig Dogwood Seedlings, or Cornus florida as it is known botanically, is an easy-going ornamental that, when planted correctly, will bring much beauty to your home garden sanctuary.
Native to the United States and East Asia, this tree bears showy red blossoms in the spring and is a favorite of gardeners everywhere. Cornus is a genus of about 30–60 species in the family Cornaceae. Red Twig Dogwood Seedlings are distinguished by their blossoms, berries, and distinctive bark. Most of these species are deciduous trees; however, a few are nearly herbaceous perennial subshrubs, while others are evergreen.
Red Twig Dogwood Seedlings have open clusters of red petal-bearing flowers. This tree bears simple, un-toothed leaves with curving veins approaching the leaf margin. Red Twig Dogwood Seedling flowers are tightly clustered and surrounded by four to six large, red petal-like bracts. Drupes of the Red Twig Dogwood Seedling fruits show a bright red and are edible to wildlife. Red Twig Dogwood Seedling drupes are also made into vitamin C, which is better for human consumption.
Plant your Red Twig Dogwood Tree in the spring, when the soil is moist and before tree growth begins. Choose a site that receives dappled shade and remove debris, weeds, and turf grass. Dig a hole that is two-thirds the depth of the root ball. Gently pull the roots apart, and place the ball slightly above the level of the surrounding soil. Fill in with soil, and tamp down to eliminate air pockets. Soak the ground with water and apply a 2-3 inch layer of mulch several inches from the trunk to help retain moisture. For planting Red Twig Dogwood Seedlings in a row, plant them 5 feet apart from the center of each trunk. Red Twig Dogwood Seedlings are relatively low-maintenance yet must be well-watered. Red Twig Dogwood Seedlings thrive best in dappled shade and require four hours of direct sunlight daily. These trees are adaptable to all types of soil yet flourish best in moist, loamy, slightly acidic soil. Red Twig Dogwood Seedlings have shallow roots, so they need to remain moist yet should not be left in sitting water.
Red Twig Dogwood Seedlings attract many pollinators. They are a lovely sight to behold in full bloom and will be the highlight of your garden.
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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.