These particular plants are in a nursery and unfortunately not in my garden but one day our little red twig dogwoods will grow into fine landscape specimens! Red twig dogwoods flower in the spring, exhibit a lush canopy of green in the summer, display berries in the summer and fall, change colors with other deciduous trees and shrubs, and show their characteristic bright red stem display in the winter. It's truly a plant with four season interest but most people, including myself, love it for the red stems. The stems will eventually fade from being the bright red and will change into a brown color. An occasional pruning of the older stems will force new stems to grow which will turn red for the fall. These shrubs sucker readily and grow fairly fast which makes them fun for propagating! They like moist locations but do well in a range of soils in zones 3-8.
So Why Do I Like Them?
- Four Season Interest
- Bright Red Stems
- Spring Flowers
- Easy to Propagate by cuttings!
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