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Alleman Red-twig Dogwood

Alleman Red-twig Dogwood
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Plant Information
Common Name Alleman Red-twig Dogwood
Botanical Name Cornus sericea 'Alleman's Compact'
Plant Type Shrub
Mature Height 4 to 5 ft
Mature Width 4 to 5 ft
Growth Habit Rounded
Bloom Color White
Bloom Interest Showy
Bloom Period May to June
Seasonal Interest Fall, Winter
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Type Simple
Fall Color Red-purple
Attributes Clay Soil, Deer Resistant, Wet Soil
Attracts Butterflies Yes
Attracts Birds Yes
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
USDA Hardiness Zone 3 to 8
Zoned for KC Region Yes
Water Preference Wet,Moist,Well-drained
Maintenance Level Moderate
Cost Moderate
Watering Notes These dogwoods do not tolerate drought well. Water when rainfall is less than 1" per week and deep water in drought.
Fertilize Notes Start with well-drained, rich soil and add layers of compost yearly.
Prune Notes Cut back 1/3 rd of the oldest branches to the ground in late winter or very early spring. Maintain the natural arching nature by cutting unsightly branches to the ground rather than shearing.