o...Red Twig Dogwood -- Red twig dogwood shrubs provide year-round interest. But despite bearing spring blossoms, variegated leaves in summer, and berries from summer to fall, clearly this plant's common name explains the main reason people grow it: namely, the bush's red twigs, which are brightest in winter.
Red Twig Dogwood with yellow twig dogwood Shrub Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous Cold hardiness zones: 2 - 8 Light needs: Partial to full sun Sunset climate zones: 1 - 9, 14 - 24 Water Needs Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Average landscape size: Moderate grower to 9 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.Growth rate: Moderate
Prune Red Twig Dogwood~Remove about a third of the stems at ground level every year. Cut out old, weak stems as well as well as those that are damaged, discolored, or growing poorly. This method of pruning keeps the color bright and the shrub vigorous. Cut back the entire shrub to 9 inches above the ground if it becomes overgrown or out of control. This is a good way to quickly renew the plant, but it leaves a bare spot in the landscape until it regrows.