Cornus sericea `Cardinal` - Dogwood `Cardinal`
Cardinal dogwood, also known as silky dogwood, grows as a shrub and reaches a height of 2 to 3 metres. The branches of the Cardinal Dogwood are an impressive red colour and are spreading to arching, where they touch the ground they can form roots. Numerous runners are formed, so that a thicket quickly develops. In autumn, the branches of Cornus sericea turn coral red and in winter they are more cherry red.
What is the silky dogwood suitable for?
This plant with its compact and rounded growth is very suitable for hedges. But Cornus sericea is also excellent in small groups or for individual planting. In a mixed planting, a Rhododendron Cunningham´s White and a Buxus Semperirens perfectly at its side.
Hardwood `Cardinal` in the garden
In the garden, the dogwood loves a sunny to semi-shady spot. It has no great demands on the soil, which should only be well drained.
With its white umbels that bloom from June to July, it is a great eye-catcher. The white fruits that form in late summer are not only favoured by birds, but also small mammals love them, as they are not very attractive due to their low sugar content and often hang on the branches until well into winter, when they are eaten.
Buy Silky Dogwood
To plant one metre with the beautiful dogwood 'Cardinal' you need about 1-2 plants.
The plants are grown in pots, so you can use the Cornus sericea `Cardinal` all year round.