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    Kelsey Dogwood

    Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi'

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    Kelsey Dogwood (Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Kelsey Dogwood

    Kelsey Dogwood

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    Kelsey Dogwood (Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Kelsey Dogwood foliage

    Kelsey Dogwood foliage

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Kelsey Dogwood (Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Kelsey Dogwood in fall

    Kelsey Dogwood in fall

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  3 feet

    Spread:  3 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  3b

    Other Names:  C.stolonifera, Red-Osier

    Description:

    A compact and hardy plant for general garden use, with no single outstanding feature, but valued for its dense, closed habit of growth

    Ornamental Features

    Kelsey Dogwood has clusters of creamy white flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring. It has green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding brick red in the fall. It produces white berries in late summer. The purple stems can be quite attractive.

    Landscape Attributes

    Kelsey Dogwood is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

    This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

    • Suckering
    • Disease

    Kelsey Dogwood is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Hedges/Screening
    • General Garden Use
    • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

    Planting & Growing

    Kelsey Dogwood will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

    This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

    At Dutch Growers, we treat this plant as a "HOBBY PLANT". It is not officially recognized as winter-hardy in our zone 3, however, there is a strong liklihood that it will survive winter. Warranty expires on Nov. 1 season of purchase.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Screening  Garden  Naturalizing 
    Applications
    Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Bark  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
    Ornamental Features

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