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Dogwood, Ruby Red Cornus sericea

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: 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:
The Ruby Red Dogwood falls into the following type(s): 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.

More Info
More Info

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