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Red Rover® Silky dogwood Cornus obliqua

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Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Fall
Mature Size
60" 60"
Height
48 - 60"
Spread
48 - 60"

This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 8

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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    Features

    Colorful, environmentally-friendly native plant.

    Exceptional fall foliage is the hallmark of this compact new selection of our native silky dogwood. The clean green foliage contrasts nicely with white flowers in summer, and autumn brings deep purple foliage which gradually changes to luminous red. Blue fall fruit adds to its appeal. 

    The flowers are a valuable resource for our pollinator populations, and the fall fruit is an excellent resource for songbirds. This is an outstanding plant for moist to damp sites: use it in rain gardens and bioswales. The compact size is ideal for residential landscapes.

    Top three reasons to grow Red Rover® dogwood:

    • Adaptable to difficult conditions
    • Bright fall color
    • Native to North America
    Produces Berries
    Fall Interest
    Winter Interest
    Bog Plant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Birds
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Spacing: 
    60 - 72 Inches
    Spread: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Red
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green foliage turns red in fall
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Wet
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Naturalizing; mass plantings

    Please Note: Red Rover® Silky Dogwood Cornus is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of FL.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Adaptable to moist or even damp soils. Trim to shape after flowering. Apply a controlled-release fertilizer in spring.

    Fun Facts: 

    Often, Red Rover dogwood will flower in fall, though its main bloom time is early summer.

    Red Rover® Cornus obliqua 'Powell Gardens' USPP 27,873
  • 1 Review

    • I bought 2 quarts of these last Summer, and they did very well and came out of a seriously bad Winter unscathed and budding. I was so happy I came back for the gallon size, which is incredible. I have many erosion spots and wet spots, and those plants are taking care of the problem while making the garden more beautiful. Excellent specimens!

      Deca
      Virginia
      United States
      24 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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