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CORNUS sericea 'Allemans'
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Redosier dogwood is a multi-stemmed, large, deciduous shrub with upright branches and a spreading, suckering habit. A European native, 'Allemans' is grown for its compact habit and colorful young stems of blood red that turn dark red-green as they age. In the early to midsummer it produces many flatted clusters of white flowers followed by small, oval, white fruits that are attractive to birds.
This shrub grows best in sites with full sun to partial shade and fertile, well drained but moist soil. It suckers readily and should be hard pruned each year, while dormant, to keep colorful new branches coming and to maintain a manageable size. Cold tolerant and tough, bloodtwig dogwood is a great plant for an informal screen or naturalistic garden.
8 - 1
3 - 8
A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Wet Site, Pollution
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Dark Green
Red, Dark Red, Sandy Brown
Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break
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