Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood

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Brilliant Red Stems Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood

  • Vibrant Bright Red Winter Stems from Winter to Early Spring
  • Multi-Stemmed Deciduous Shrub
  • White Flowers Bloom in Spring & Bring Butterflies
  • Dark Green Leaves for Summer Screen
  • Small Berries Attracts Birds
  • Reddish-Purple Fall Color
  • Grows in Sun or Shade
  • Fast Growing
  • Best In Well-Drained Soil
  • Non-Spreading
  • Easy Care

If you need an amazing, tall hedge quickly, you'll want to be sure to study this incredible variety of the 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 spread in just a few short years. Bailey takes very little care, just a few pruning cuts in early spring.

You can grow it in full sun for the brightest red stems in winter. Or, use it to fill in a shady spot for a more mellow display.

This was an early introduction of 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.

Bailey really delivers a more compact and less spreading form than the native Redosier. This plant has an amazing winter appeal.

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.

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 bring butterflies to your landscape.

Soothing green foliage fills out the plant from top to bottom in spring and summer. You'll love the lush privacy!

In late summer, porcelain-blue berries develop into pure, white fruit. Get ready to start tracking the number of local songbirds to your yard. In fact, this shrub is the favored nesting place of American Goldfinches. They love eating the small berries.

For fall color, the leaves darken into the deep, delicious shade of Cabernet wine. But you know that it's after the leaves drop is when the real show starts.

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

Order your top-grade plants from the expert growers at Nature Hills today. You'll be thrilled with the quality and convenience.

How to Use Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood in the Landscape

These fast-growing shrubs can be used in many garden applications. Try a single specimen in 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.

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

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 5 feet apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

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

#ProPlantTips for Care

Dogwood doesn't require much care and is a generally hardy plant. Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood will tolerate a wide range of soil types, including wet soil. They prefer slightly acidic soils between 6.0 to 6.5.

Mulch your plants 3 to 4 inches deep and fertilize with Dr. Earth Acid Lovers Organic Fertilizer in early spring and mid-summer. Follow the directions on the label.

For the best color, plant in a full sun position that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. You can grow it in partial shade as well.

You can maintain this as a much smaller plant. Simply cut the entire shrub back to 4 to 6 inches from the ground in early spring. You'll have a perennial show of red stems over the coming winters.

If you prefer a taller shrub, we recommend a regular rejuvenation every 3 years. In early spring, prune out the thickest, oldest stems out at the ground. This will make room for younger new stems, which will deliver the brightest winter color.

Enjoy this marvelous shrub! Order your Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood from Nature Hills today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you take care of a Red Twigged Dogwood?

The Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood is a highly adaptable and easy care shrub that tolerates both sun and shade, moisture and drought once established. For best results, provide a well-drained location with moderate, yet consistent moisture, fertility and sun for the most color, best growth and healthiest plants.

Is Bailey Red Twig Dogwood deer resistant?

The Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood is a deer resistant native shrub, however remember in times of desperation, deer will eat about anything. Unfortunately there are no deer-proof options, but Bailey is very high up on the no-nibble list!

How big do Red Twigged Dogwoods get?

The Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood can reach a mature height and width of 8-10 feet tall and wide in optimal conditions. You can easily prune these each winter to maintain a shrub of any size!

Which Red Twig Dogwood is best?

Depending on what you are looking for in a Red Twig Dogwood, your growing conditions and size requirements, however, the Bailey is a fantastic choice for color, adaptability, blooms and fall color, ease of care, and vigorous growth! Bailey also tolerates wet soil!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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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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100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
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Bailey Red Twigged Dogwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cornus sericea 'Baileyi'
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes