Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Baileyi Dogwood

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Large
  • Scientific Name: Cornus sericea f. baileyi (also listed as C. baileyi) Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Dogwood
  • Parent: Cornus sericea
  • Related Cultivars:

    Cornus sericea 'Cardinal'
    Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea'
    Cornus sericea 'Isanti'

  • Zone: 3
  • Plant Size: 8-10'
  • Bloom Color: White
  • Habit: Rounded
  • Culture:

    Adaptable. Tolerates wet sites. Full sun to partial shade.

  • Notes:

    Similar to the species except for putatively greater drought tolerance, a more upright habit and possibly brighter red winter stems.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Renewal pruning is accomplished by removing the largest, oldest stems (generally 1/4 to 1/3 of the total stems) as close to the ground as possible. This will stimulate new shoots to develop below the cuts which will fill in the plant creating a more dense and pleasing habit.

    Renewal pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, late fall to early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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