Bailey's Red Twig Dogwood

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One of the best native shrubs for four-season visual interest, Bailey's Red Twig Dogwood is impressive and hardy, tolerating unpredictable spring weather and wet soil. Deep green leaves with red stems add attractive contrast to the spring and summer garden, with white flower clusters and pale-blue-green-to-white berries. Autumn brings golden foliage, which falls to reveal bold red stems for its signature winter color.(Cornus)
Zones 3 - 8
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Good For Hedge / Screen
Good For Erosion Control
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 72-120" tall (6-10 feet) , 72-120" wide (6-10 feet)
Bloom TimeLate spring to mid summer

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
(72-120” tall x 72-120” wide) Bailey's Red Twig Dogwood, also known as Red Osier Dogwood, is an extremely hardy and versatile native shrub. A terrific choice for rain gardens, stream embankments, and garden beds, Bailey's Red Twig Dogwood holds up throughout the seasons and gives gardeners color just when they need it most! Though it features attractive foliage and flowers through the spring and summer months, autumn and winter where Bailey's Red Twig Dogwood truly shines, with bright red stems that light up the landscape and provide spectacular color. Grow in full sun to partial shade sites in moisture retentive soil for the fastest growth. The newest growth on this shrub shows off the brightest color, so early each spring, prune back by a third, and use the cut stems in beautiful indoor or outdoor arrangements. This is an all-around superstar shrub which gives much more than it receives. Of the 16 Dogwood varieties native to the United States, Bailey's Red Twig Dogwood is our most widespread native species, found across the US and Canada, with the exception of the southern Great Plains and Southeastern region. Bailey's Red Twig Dogwood was one of several plants used by American Indians for its use as a tobacco substitute. Dogwood has also been used for centuries in crafts and  agriculture.
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Associated SKUsAM018949
AM018905 (Plant - 4" Pot) - Out of stock.
AM018933 (Tray of 3) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Bailey's Red Twig Dogwood
Botanical Name
Cornus stolonifera Baileyi
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Mature Height
72-120" tall (6-10 feet)
Mature Spread
72-120" wide (6-10 feet)
Growth Rate
Bloom Time
Late spring to mid summer
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Green lance shaped foliage.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture
Moist / Wet
Wet Sites
Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Good For Hedge / Screen, Good For Erosion Control
Additional Information
New stems produce best color, prune 20-25% of the oldest stems in early spring. Whitish to bluish drupes after flowering.
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

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