Coral Red Dogwood



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Coral Red Dogwood

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Coral Red Dogwood (Cornus sericea)

Coral Red Dogwood: TN Nursery customers can’t get enough of Cornus sericea or coral red dogwood trees. The North American native species is a deciduous ornamental tree that flourished from Canada to the mid-south and midwestern states.

Why do they love it? For its lovely display of white flowers in the late springtime or early summer. 

Most gardeners adore coral red dogwood trees for more than just their prolific white flowers; they also enjoy the year-round color! The coral red dogwood’s attractive coral-colored stems enhance the lovely white blossoms. Those stems are bronze- to red during spring and summer and turn to an intense coral hue that provides wintertime color after the leaves fall. 

Gardeners also enjoy the easy-to-care-for properties of the coral red dogwood. It is cold-tolerant, pest-resistant, and drought-tolerant. Once it matures, it will require almost no additional attention except during an extended drought. They flourish in the cool to moderately warm USDA growing zones. 

Other Names for Cornus sericea 

Cornus sericea has several common names, all referring to the same species: 

  • American Dogwood
  • Creek Dogwood
  • Red Osier Dogwood
  • Redstem Dogwood
  • Red Twig Dogwood
  • Redtwig Dogwood
  • Red Willow
  • Tatarian Dogwood
  • Western Dogwood 

Gardeners Find Coral Red Dogwood So Easy to Grow

Once your coral red dogwood trees establish strong roots, they will give you a stunning display of enormous white flowers in the late springtime or early summer and an attractive green crown during the summer. When the short days of fall arrive, the leaves turn orange, bronze, red, or russet. 

Before you plant your coral dogwood trees, find a full-sunshine spot with well-draining soil. They love moisture, but they do not tolerate wet roots. De-compact the ground and scoop in a generous amount of organic woody materials. Mulch, peat moss, or leaf litter all work well. 

After the coral red dogwood achieves maturity, you will only need to fertilize it twice yearly, prune it as needed, and mulch around the base to insulate it in the late fall. 

You Will Enjoy The Immense Beauty of the Coral Red Dogwood 

Coral red dogwood trees have sturdy but relatively small trunks and slender but sturdy, upright branches and stem. 

The blossoms are creamy white. They appear as significant, singular flowers but are massive clusters of tiny flowers. Each individual bloom consists of four flat petals and a green or yellow middle. 

Order Your Coral Red Dogwood Tree From TN Nursery 

Coral red dogwood tree is perfect for year-round color; even when the leaves drop in the fall, the colorful stems create a warm wash of color. Order yours from TN Nursery today.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Philip Short
Red Osier Dogwood

The seedlings/saplings received have had good root systems and appear healthy. Scratch tests on a couple of stems indicated live tissue. Buds are starting to swell and spring growth is anticipated.

P.W. Eason
Red Twig Dogwoods

My plants arrived in excellent condition! Healthy and easy planting. Excited to have them in my landscape

Thank you for the awesome review about our plants! We are so pleased to hear it is working just as it should and that you are enjoying it so much!

Cara Mayfield
Very exotic and beautiful

I put these in my flower garden they are extremely beautiful and vibrant thank you so much

Cheryl Rozanski
Coral Red Dogwood

beautify it's just the raw rooted shrub, but it's healthy.

We spotted your 5-star review. Wow! Thank you so much for trusting us, and we can’t wait to help you again in the future.

Kala N.
Looking great

These already have little buds. Everything looks great.