- Height At Maturity Under 20 Feet
- Ships November Through April
- Exposure Full Sun
- Usage Border Plants,Hedges & Privacy
- Zone 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
- Categories Shrubs
Red Twig Dogwood
$29.99 - $49.99
Red Twig Dogwood is a Deciduous Shrub
Red Twig Dogwood is a deciduous shrub native to North America. It can grow just about anywhere but particularly fond of swampy areas, along rivers and lakes, or in the wetland margins, which lands it in the three to eight zone markers. The best time to see the blooms is during May and June months. The Red Twig Dogwood can grow to be as tall as nine-foot, with a spread that can reach twelve feet. The thick, sturdy stems, or trunks per se, of this tree, is usually a deep red which allows it to “pop” in a snowy landscape. It can also be yellowish-orange in color. The two to five-inch leaves of the Red Twig Dogwood are ovate with medium green, sometimes dark green. During the autumn months, these leaves can change to various orange and red shades until they eventually fade into purple.
Red Twig Dogwood is a Good Choice for Year-Round Decorative Landscaping
Red Twig Dogwood is a Flowering Plant and is native throughout northern and western North America from Alaska east to Newfoundland, south to Durango and Nuevo León in the west, and Illinois and as far east Virginia. Red Twig Dogwood is very similar to the Silky Dogwood in terms of planting conditions; just like the Silky Dogwood shrub, it would fare well and be planted near a downspout disconnected as it is very tolerant Seasonal Flooding. So most Boggy and Wet Woodland areas would be best for a Red Twig Dogwood Shrub; however, it is adaptable to most soils but is very Intolerant to Drought and Restricted Water Conditions. Red Twig Dogwood is often used to stop riverbanks eroding because its Root System provides Excellent Soil Retention. The Plateau Indians often ate the Berries it grew to cure Colds and to Slow Bleeding. It would be best to let the Wildlife engage in the consumption of these Berries. These are unique as the stems of these trees and shrubs are reddish as they grow.
They look fantastic when placed in a garden or natural area. These grow great in soils that are wet and constantly moist but well-drained. They can be seen rising in wooded areas where lighting and soil conditions are right for them.
The growing season has silky, broad, oval leaves that are dark green on top with a lighter edge with a lighter, gray-green on the bottom. It also produces small white flowers and round white berries. The plant’s natural beauty, however, really begins to show as it enters the dormant season. In Fall, the leaves darken into a bright red or even purple color. Once the leaves have fallen, it is a vibrant plant with dark red branches and twigs that look beautiful against a snowy, white background. The red when they are bare makes them a popular choice for year-round decorative landscaping.
This shrub is hardy, fast-growing, and very large. They are tall, growing between five and fifteen feet upward, with nearly twice the width. The vast root system that it has to match provides excellent soil retention. The plant is often used to prevent erosion and restoration by Agencies in Canada and the United States. They are reasonably fast-growing and will reach full size by the second growing season. The red twig dogwood likes a temperate climate and does best in between. In the wild, this shrub is often found in wetlands. It prefers its soil to be significantly moist and thrives best when it is federalized to be a little bit acidic. Shaded plants often lack some of the vibrancy of the branches, so for a redder color, they should be planted where they can soak up as much sunlight as possible. Both beautiful and functional, the red twig dogwood shrub makes an excellent landscaping option.