If you need an amazing, tall hedge quickly, you'll want to be sure to study this incredible variety of the native Redosier Dogwood. With flame-red winter stems, Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood (Cornus sericea Baileyi') is a popular choice to add winter interest to your landscape. You'll appreciate its good looks in spring, summer and fall, as well.
This fast growing shrub reaches its mature height and spread in just a few short years. Bailey takes very little care, just a few pruning cuts in early spring.
You can grow it in full sun for the brightest red stems in winter. Or, use it to fill in a shady spot for a more mellow display.
This was an early introduction of the popular native Redosier Dogwood, which grows throughout North America. Realizing the significance of this plant in the landscape, growers and hybridists set out to find the best consistency in colorful stems, profusion of flower and rapid growth.
Bailey really delivers a more compact and less spreading form than the native Redosier. This plant has amazing winter appeal.
It is perfect for a shady spot, near a tree line or on the north side of a house. It will also do equally well in full sun as a hedge or in a group.
Even though its main attraction is its winter appeal, this lively Dogwood has a lot to offer year-round. Clusters of flat-topped, milky-white flowers appear in spring and bring butterflies to your landscape.
Soothing green foliage fills out the plant from top to bottom in spring and summer. You'll love the lush privacy!
In late summer, porcelain-blue berries develop into pure, white fruit. Get ready to start tracking the number of local songbirds to your yard. In fact, this shrub is the favored nesting place of American Goldfinches. They love eating the small berries.
For fall color, the leaves darken into the deep, delicious shade of Cabernet wine. But you know that it's after the leaves drop is when the real show starts.
Brightest in full sun, the young stems glow an amazing fire-engine red. It looks fantastic against the white, winter snows. The bold, red bark on the Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood makes winter a lot less dreary.
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These fast-growing shrubs can be used in many garden applications. Try a single specimen in the front lawn. Add 3, 5 or 7 in a loose, zig-zagging informal planting on a raised berm. They'll add a tremendous amount of interest in winter, and look great for you all year-long.
Use this plant for erosion control on irrigated hill sides or near stream beds or ponds. Plant in mass as a fill plant. This is a great shrub for Rain Gardens, water retention swales or low spots that drain well, but collect lots of water during the winter.
Run a hedge along the length of your property line to boost the height of existing fencing. You'll be amazed how quickly you can achieve a beautiful privacy screen.
For a solid screen, plant 5 feet apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.
The branches are very popular in floral arrangements. Add to your Cutting Garden as a pretty backdrop so you have plenty of material on hand to use in Holiday decorations.
Dogwood doesn't require much care and is a generally hardy plant. Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood will tolerate a wide range of soil types, including wet soil. They prefer slightly acidic soils between 6.0 to 6.5.
Mulch your plants 3 to 4 inches deep and fertilize with Dr. Earth Acid Lovers Organic Fertilizer in early spring and mid-summer. Follow the directions on the label.
For the best color, plant in a full sun position that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. You can grow it in partial shade as well.
You can maintain this as a much smaller plant. Simply cut the entire shrub back to 4 to 6 inches from the ground in early spring. You'll have a perennial show of red stems over the coming winters.
If you prefer a taller shrub, we recommend a regular rejuvenation every 3 years. In early spring, prune out the thickest, oldest stems out at the ground. This will make room for younger new stems, which will deliver the brightest winter color.
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|Botanical Name||Cornus sericea 'Baileyi'|
|Mature Height||8 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 - 10 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Bloom Period||Late Spring, Summer|
|Growing Zone Range||3-9|