Cornus 'Cardinal'

Easy to grow, easy to care for, and deer resistant!
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Features to Note


3 - 8

Mature Height

9 Feet

Mature Width

12 Feet

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
3 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


Noted for its showstopping winter stems, Cornus sericea 'Cardinal' also known as a Redtwig Dogwood, is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub of great ornamental interest in the winter landscape. It bears handsome dark green leaves in the spring and summer which contrast beautifully with the cardinal red stems. Small clusters of creamy white flowers appear in the late spring to attract butterflies. They give way to clusters of white berries that will bring your birds to feast. In the fall, the foliage turns stunning shades of burgundy red before falling to reveal the vibrant, glistening ,red stems which radiate color all winter long. It is generally pest and disease free. It is easy to grow, easy to care for, and deer resistant. It looks spectacular when planted in mass to emphasize and accentuate the cold season stem color. It's a great choice for shrub borders, along ponds and streams, or planted where it can spread and form thickets. Cornus 'Cardinal' Dogwood is an invaluable addition to your winter landscape.


Genus: Cornus
Species: sericea
Variety: 'Cardinal'
Item Form: Bareroot
Category: Shrubs
Bloom Season Start: Early Spring
Bloom Color: White
USDA Zone Low: 3
USDA Zone High: 8
Uses: Beds, Border, Fall Color, Foliage Interest
Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions: CA, GU, ID, OR, PR, VI
Discount Exempt: No



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