Kelsey's Dwarf Red-Osier Dogwood

Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi'

Item 4470


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USDA Zone:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

A dwarf dogwood with a low, compact form and lush green foliage that perfectly foils less attractive bases of larger shrubs. Its neat, rounded shape works well in mass plantings and border foundations. Excellent for erosion control on steep slopes. Bare red stems provide striking seasonal color to dormant winterscapes. Deciduous.

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Average Size at Maturity
Moderate growing; reaches only 24 to 30 in. tall and wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Habit: Compact
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Attractive Bark, Dense Habit, Dwarf Plant, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Flower Color: White
Garden Style: Asian/Zen ,   Contemporary ,   Cottage ,   Rustic

Prefers enriched, moist, well-drained soils but adaptable; tolerates dry conditions and wet soils once established. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system. Fertilize in spring. Best stem color on young wood; to encourage bright red stems, hard prune one-third of oldest stems annually in late winter.

Customer Reviews

I was prepared to write a bad review
by Jay, July 8, 2019

I ordered these this spring and when they arrived at my local garden center for pick up, they looked neglected and almost dead. They were wilted like they hadn\'t been watered in weeks, and some of the leaves had even become dried. However, less than a month after putting them in the ground, they\'ve put out over two inches of new growth and seem to have bounce back nicely. Hopefully they\'re putting out a health root system as well so they\'ll make it through the cold Chicago winter.

Bright and beautiful
by Beth, April 30, 2017

This plant came very very beautiful with full dense foliage. Once in the ground it took off and has seemed really happy in full sun. Looks just like the online photos.

Beautiful plants
by Jim, April 22, 2017

Plants arrived in less time than estimated and were planted about three days after I picked them up. They were healthy when I brought them home and are doing great in the ground

Dwarf Red-twigged dogwood growing strong
by Dale, June 23, 2016

Buying 3 dwarf red-twigged Dogwood plants from Monrovia was my first online plant purchase, and it was an excellent experience. The plants arrived sooner than I expected at a nursery I had not been to before. They called, I made a fieldtrip out of the pickup, which was without any problems. Now the 3 are growing strong in my garden. Well done! Thanks!

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