Pucker Up!® Red Twig Dogwood Cornus stolonifera
This variety is no longer available from Proven Winners®. The information on this page is for reference only.
This unique version of our native red-twig dogwood offers a little twist: heavily textured foliage that has a "quilted" effect. It makes an eye-catching addition to your landscape and thrives even in wet or partially shaded areas. Though it does flower and display some red coloration on its young stems, foliage is this variety's defining characteristic.
Top three reasons to grow Pucker Up red-twig dogwood:
- Heavily textured foliage
- native and tolerant of a wide range of conditions
- slow-growing, so it rarely requires pruningFoliage InterestSalt TolerantResists:DeerNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:36 - 48 InchesSpacing:48 - 60 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SpringBloom Time:Mid SpringBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
This versatile shrub works well as a mass planting, for naturalistic or native plantings, and for a unique specimen. It makes an interesting subject in a container, and can also be used as a cut branch.
PLEASE NOTE: Pucker Up!® Red Twig Dogwood Cornusus is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of FL.Maintenance Notes:
This is a very low-maintenance plant that rarely needs pruning. If you wish to prune it, do so in early spring. Year-old and younger stems will show some red color in winter, but its slow-growing habit means that it should not be pruned heavily, as it will take a while for it to recover.
Tolerates some shade, as well as wet soils.Pucker Up!® Cornus stolonifera 'Neil Z' USPP 24,812, Can 4,767
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