Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood

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If you need an amazing, tall hedge quickly, you'll want to be sure to study this incredible cultivar of native Redosier Dogwood. With flame-red winter stems, Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood (Cornus sericea 'Baileyi') is a popular choice to add winter interest to your landscape. You'll appreciate its good looks in spring, summer, and fall, as well.

This fast-growing shrub reaches its mature height and spreads in just a few short years. Bailey really delivers a more compact and less spreading form than the native Redosier. Soothing green foliage fills out the plant from top to bottom in spring and summer. For fall color, the leaves darken into the deep, delicious shade of Cabernet wine. But you know that it's after the leaves drop when the real show starts.

Even though its main attraction is its winter appeal, this lively Dogwood has a lot to offer year-round. Clusters of flat-topped, milky-white flowers appear in spring (and sporadically throughout the growing season) and bring butterflies to your landscape. In late summer, small clusters of white fruits with a blue tinge are just as attractive as the flowers and the birds love them. Get ready to start tracking the number of local songbirds in your yard. In fact, this shrub is the favored nesting place of American Goldfinches. They love eating the small berries.

Brightest in full sun, the young stems glow an amazing fire-engine red. It looks fantastic against the white, winter snow. The bold, red bark on the Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood makes winter a lot less dreary. This plant has an amazing winter appeal!

This was an early introduction to the popular native Redosier Dogwood, which grows throughout North America. Realizing the significance of this plant in the landscape, growers and hybridists set out to find the best consistency in colorful stems, profusion of flowers, and rapid growth.

Planting and Application:

It is perfect for a shady spot, near a tree line, or on the north side of a house. It will also do equally well in full sun as a hedge or in a group. You'll love the lush privacy! Try growing your Dogwood naturally without any shearing for an informal and easy-to-care-for display!

Use this plant for erosion control on irrigated hillsides or near stream beds or ponds. Plant in mass as a fill plant. This is a great accent shrub for Rain Gardens, water retention swales, or low spots that drain well, but collect lots of water during the winter.

These fast-growing shrubs can be used in many garden applications. Try a single specimen on the front lawn. Add 3, 5, or 7 in a loose, zig-zagging informal planting on a raised berm. They'll add a tremendous amount of interest in winter, and look great for you all year long.

Run a hedge along the length of your property line to boost the height of existing fencing. You'll be amazed how quickly you can achieve a beautiful privacy screen. For a solid screen, plant 3-5 feet apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next. The closer you plant, the sooner it will make a solid screen.

The branches are very popular in floral arrangements and look great in winter decor. Add to your Cutting Garden as a pretty backdrop so you have plenty of material on hand to use in holiday decorations.

  • Vibrant Bright Red Winter Stems from Winter to Early Spring
  • Multi-Stemmed Deciduous Shrub With Dark Green Leaves
  • White Flowers Bloom in Spring & Bring Butterflies
  • Small Berries Attract Birds
  • Reddish-Purple Fall Color & Red Winter Interest
  • Summer Screen, Privacy, Specimens, Hedges & Accents

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Also known as Redtwig and Redosier, Bailey Dogwood shrubs are deciduous, rounded, easy-care shrubs that are extremely versatile in terms of soil adaptability and sun. This Dogwood loves moist, rich, well-drained soil (like so many plants do). They also tolerate soils that can be wet on occasion after heavy rains. Bailey Red Twigged is very easy to grow and simple to maintain. Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood has a nice fibrous root system that is not aggressive, so feel free to use this near your house or by water.

Top these roots with a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch for insulation and moisture retention. Mulch will also keep the soil from splashing up onto the foliage. After all, you'll want to enjoy the show! Use mulch to keep the foliage clean and fresh looking. Prune in the late winter and early spring to manage its size and keep the growth vigorous, renewal pruning is suggested to keep the plants looking most natural, flowering and fruiting best, and healthy because you are removing the oldest wood keeping the plant colorful and vigorous.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Moderate Moisture to Occasional Wet
  • Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune in Late Winter/Early Spring
  • Very Cold Resistant & Easy to Grow

Order your top-grade plants from the expert growers at Nature Hills today. You'll be thrilled with the quality and convenience. Enjoy this marvelous shrub! Order your Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood from Nature Hills today!

Frequently Asked Questions

How fast does Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood grow?

The Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood shrub has a medium-growth rate and can add about a foot or so of new growth each growing season.

Is the Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood fragrant?

The Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood does have fragrant tiny blossoms!

How big does a Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood get?

The Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood can reach 8 - 10 feet in height and wide in optimal conditions.

Will Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood grow in full sun?

The Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood grows in full sun and partial sun/shade and does not do well in full shade.

Is Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood good for wildlife?

The Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood is a fantastic wildlife shrub and it's a pollinator-friendly native that feeds birds with its fruit and is even a caterpillar host plant.

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Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cornus sericea 'Baileyi'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time White Fruit With Blue Tinges For Birds
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes