REDOSIER DOGWOOD Cornus sericea
Height: 6 ft- 10 ft
Spread: 6 ft- 10 ft
Foliage Colour: Green
Fall Foliage: Red
Growth Habit: Rounded
Flower Colour: White
Bloom Time: Late spring
Key Features: Red Osier Dogwood is a native to Manitoba. It tolerates damp conditions, clay soils and prefers dappled light. The white berries show well against a backdrop of green leaves. In Autumn it adds to the fall display of red leaves. The red stems are dramatic against a snowy background to add drama and colour to a winter landscape.
Uses: Accent, mass planting, re-wilding, damp shady areas, borders, privacy
-Dig a hole 2-3 times the root ball width and same depth as root ball.
-Carefully remove plastic pot and cut through any circling roots.
-Position the root ball in the center of the hole and ensure the tree is standing straight. If necessary, tip the root ball to adjust the tree.
-Partially backfill the hole with loamy soil, tamp the soil with your heel to remove air pockets, water to settle the soil and finish backfilling around the root ball with good soil. Avoid using heavy clay-based soil.
-Remove tags and labels.
-Water soil well at planting and continue to water throughout the summer. Do not not let the tree go dry.
-Applying mulch will help help retain moisture and reduce weeds.