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Gerald L. Klingaman
CORNUS sericea f. baileyi
Bailey's Redosier Dogwood
Widely planted for its fine, bright red winter stem color, Bailey's redosier dogwood is a large, multi-stemmed shrub that originates from regions throughout North America. In late spring to early summer it produces many flatted clusters of white flowers followed by small, white, oval fruits that are attractive to birds. In fall, its medium green leaves turn rich burgundy red.
Redosier dogwood grows best in sites with full sun to partial shade and fertile, average to poorly drained 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, it is ideal as an informal screen or naturalistic gardens. There are many smaller cultivars with tidier habits, which may be suited to more formal plantings. Really showy selections look super planted in masses, especially with gold and red winterberries.
This dogwood suffers from fungal leaf spots and cankers.
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'-10' / 1.2m - 3.0m
3'-15' / 0.9m - 4.6m
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Wet Site, Pollution
Average Water, Ample Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Dark Green
Red, Purple, Burgundy
Red, Dark Red, Sandy Brown
Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break
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