- USDA Hardiness Zones 3-8
- Height 3-4 Feet Tall
- Spread 3-4 Feet Wide
- Light Requirement is Part Sun to Sun
This shrub will provide interest in your garden 365 days a year. The bare branches turn scarlet red during the winter months, white flowers blossom at the end of old wood in late spring, the dark green glossy quilted looking foliage adds summer interest, dark blue berries form in late summer and the leaves turn a pretty burgundy shade before falling off in the fall. It’s a plant that will provide year-round interest in your landscape.
Pucker Up! Red Twig Dogwood can be used in mass plantings, to create hedges or screen out unsightly views, in perennial, shrub or mixed borders and as a container plant. It’s a perfect choice to add a focal point in your garden, especially during the winter months. This fast-growing native North American species reaches 3 to 4 feet tall and wide at maturity.
Pucker Up! Red Twig Dogwood Care
Plant Pucker Up! Red Twig Dogwood in a partial to full sun location in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 8. It can thrive in either dry or wet conditions in any soil type. It’s tolerant of salt and urban pollution plus it is deer resistant. Plant it in a location where you’ll be apt to see it from inside your home or along a frequently used walkway to provide the best opportunity to view its stunning red branches against winter snow or another neutral background. Harvest a few branches to add interest to indoor or outdoor winter containers.
Pucker Up! Red Twig Dogwood Spacing
Plant multiple species of this upright growing shrub 4 to 5 feet apart on center. This plant is low maintenance but may occasionally sprout suckers. Remove them if spreading is not desired.
Pucker Up! Red Twig Dogwood Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Bloom Period: Spring|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Light Exposure: Part Sun to Sun|
|Height Class: Tall|
|Height: 3-4 Feet|
|Spread: 3-4 Feet|
|Spacing: 4-5 Feet|
|Blooms On: Old Wood|
|Shrub Type: Deciduous|
|Scientific Name: Pucker Up!® Cornus stolonifera 'Neil Z' USPP 24,812|
|Common Name: Pucker Up!® Red Twig Dogwood|
|Other Name(s): Swida Sericea, Red Osier Dogwood|
|Brand: Proven Winners®|
|Drought Tolerant: No|
|Features: Foliage Interest; Salt Tolerant|
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 7-10 business days
Speical Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On speical orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
Winter to Early Spring
- Is it warm enough to plant in the customer’s growing zone?
- What areas does the plant has to travel through from our nursery to your home?
- Is the plant at the nursery ready to ship.
- The plants from the South will naturally be ready sooner than the plants from the North (If you have questions or concerns about when a plant will ship please email us at email@example.com)
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Fall into Winter
- We’ll ship all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!
- Get your order in now to reserve you plants for Spring planting!
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.