Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi'
Common name: 
Kelsey Dogwood
Kelsey Redosier Dogwood
Pronunciation: 
KOR-nus ser-EE-se-a
Family: 
Cornaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
Cornus sericea subsp. sericea 'Kelseyi'
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous shrub, low growing, to 2-2.5 ft (0.6-0.8 m) high, green leaves in summer and purple-reddish in fall, twigs slender and young ones are bright red in winter, but older twigs are red-brown to brown.
  • Sun. Susceptible to leaf spot, especially in fall.  Prune out older stems to maintain red twigs in winter.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 2     In the nursery trade since 1939.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: south of Peavy Hall, near short service road.
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