Cornus sericea 'Kelsey'
Kelsey Dwarf Dogwood
- Main interest:
- bright red stems through winter, fall foliage
- full sun to partial shade, wet soil
- Flower colour:
- white, late spring
- light green on top and pale below, turning bronze and purple in fall, deciduous
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 3: -40 °C (-40 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 2.5 ft (0.7 m) width: 2.5 ft (0.7 m)
- border, accent, good size for planting around the base of larger shrubs, wet areas
Native to North America, Kelsey Dwarf Dogwood is grown for its bright red stems. The stems grow to 2.5 ft in height and width, and retain their vibrant colour in winter. Green deciduous foliage is complimented by clusters of small white flowers in late spring. This shrub does well in wet areas, and makes a good border or accent.
Synonym(s): Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi', Cornus stolonifera 'Kelsey'