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Dogwood, Ruby Red Cornus sericea

Ruby Red Dogwood - Cornus sericea
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A new form of Redosier Dogwood has been in development for over 7 years at the Landscape Plant Development Center and has been selected as the winning variety because of its great year round color, compact form, and hardiness. Arbor Day Foundation members tested in 2010 under the name Ruby Red Dogwood.

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Zones 2 - 7 Zones 2 - 7
Hardiness Zones 2 - 7
The Ruby Red Dogwood can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Flowering Tree Flowering Tree
Type of tree
Flowering Trees, Ornamental Trees, Shrubs
6' High 6' High
Mature Height
The Ruby Red Dogwood grows to be 6' feet in height.
6' - 8' Spread 6' - 8' Spread
Mature Spread
The Ruby Red Dogwood has a spread of about 6' - 8' at full maturity.
Medium to Fast Growth Medium to Fast Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a medium to fast growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This dogwood does well in full sun, partial shade.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil

Redosier dogwood tolerates a wide range of soils from acid to alkaline, moist to wet. It is not tolerant of excessively dry soil.

Rounded Shape Rounded Shape
Shape
This dogwood has rounded shape.
Description

A new form of Redosier Dogwood has been in development for over 7 years at the Landscape Plant Development Center and has been selected as the winning variety because of its great year round color, compact form, and hardiness. Arbor Day Foundation members tested in 2010 under the name Ruby Red Dogwood.

Wildlife Value

Redosier dogwood provides dense cover for wildlife. The white berries are eaten by at least 18 species of birds including ruffled grouse, bobwhite quail, wild turkey, and gray catbird. The twigs and foliage are browsed by elk, deer, moose, rabbit, and chipmunk.

Moisture

Redosier dogwood prefers moist soils and often grows on wet swampy sites.

Leaves

Opposite, simple, ovate to oblong-lanceolate, 2"-5" long, medium green in summer, red in fall.

Flower Color

White in early summer

Fruit Description

Oval-elongate, dull white drupe or berry, with a single stone borne in mid to late summer to early fall