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Small Shrub Doubles as Groundcover

spring. Kelsey Dwarf Dogwood (Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi') isn’t a tree. Instead, this great little dogwood is a low growing shrub that nicely fills in as a groundcover.

Like its bigger cousins, Kelsey Dwarf blooms in the spring, but only small clusters of white flowers. These quickly turn to small berries that the birds will happily pick clean for you.

The lush green leaves quickly cover the shrub making a nice 2’ to 3’ rounded plant. Grow several together and you’ll have a low, thick mat of green all summer.

Where the Kelsey Dwarf really shines, though, is in winter. Once the leave have turned yellow and fallen off the bush, you are left with dramatic red twigs that fire up your landscape. These are especially attractive when you have multiples planted side by side.

Kelsey Dwarf Dogwood is one of a handful of shrubs that actually prefers moist to wet soil, so use it in those challenging wet areas in your yard. As long as it gets adequate sunlight it is very easy to grow, and rarely needs pruning. You can use it in small spaces, as an accent plant, as a low growing hedge, or as a container plant, too.

This dwarf dogwood will make a striking addition to your landscape, especially in the winter. Order several today!

* White Flowers in Spring
* Red Twigs in Winter
* Attracts Birds


Plant Facts

Family Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 4-8
Mature Form Compact, Round
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Flower Color White
Fall Color Insignificant
Bloom Period Spring

Kelsey Dwarf Dogwood.

Rating: 4.3/5 based on 4 review(s)
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Great Dwarf! Review by DebG
We received our Kelsey Dwarf Dogwood bare root plants in mid-April. They survived the shipping well and we actually couldn't plant right away, so soaked in water and they were ready to go. Leaves are starting to fill in. They are not as bright red as we hoped, but we are thinking that new growth in future years will possibly be brighter. They are very compact and will work well for the spot we planted them in.
Compact dogwood Review by Barb
I like the Kelsey Dwarf dogwood because it is not as unruly or unkempt looking as some of the bigger more stemmy dogwoods. Fits in my landscape very nicely with no maintenance at all.
Excited Review by Liz
I planted the kelsey dogwood for something different in my yard. Happy I selected this dogwood.
Front Yard Landscape? Review by marco417
Is this a good plant to use for something a little different in landscaping in front of a house? From Nature Hills: If you were seeking a 2 - 3 foot compact round dogwood this tree would be a good choice. If you have a small area where you would like to have a focal point and then smaller plants such as ajuga's etc. the Kelsey Dwarf would be an excellent choice.

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