- USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8
- Height 4-5 Feet Tall
- Spread 4-5 Feet Wide
- Light Requirement is Part Sun to Sun
The environment will thank you for planting the Red Rover Silky Dogwood! This dogwood is one that will give you a show in the summer and fall! The flowers that bloom in the summer are loved and valued by pollinators. Songbirds love the fall fruit! It will adapt to the most difficult conditions and still bring beautiful colors.
The foliage of the Red Rover Silky Dogwood start being as green in the summer and change to a rich red in the fall. The crisp white flowers begin to bloom in the late spring, and they are followed by fruit that is loved by birds. Native to North America, the Red Rover Silky Dogwood grows to a height of forty-eight to sixty inches and has a spread of forty-eight to sixty inches. Plant in any landscape for a beautiful addition. This dogwood will do well with mass planting and is a perfect thriller plant for containers.
Red Rover Silky Dogwood Care
Wherever you chose to plant your Red Rover Silky Dogwood it is sure to thrive. Wet soils aren’t a problem for this dogwood. It is adaptable to all soils and PH levels. Plant in full sun to part shade ensuring it receives minimum 4 hours of sun per day. Pruning is not necessary. If desired, trim to shape after flowering is finished. Controlled release fertilizer should be applied in the spring.
Red Rover Silky Dogwood Spacing
When mass planting be sure to space your Red Rover Silky Dogwood at minimum 60” inches. Proper spacing is imperative to the health of your plant and its root system.
Interesting Fact(s) - The Red Rover dogwood often bloom again in the fall, although the main bloom time is early summer.
Red Rover Silky Dogwood Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-8|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Bloom Period: Spring|
|Foliage Color(s): Green & Red|
|Light Exposure: Part Sun to Sun|
|Height Class: Medium|
|Height: 4-5 Feet|
|Spread: 4-5 Feet|
|Spacing: 5-6 Feet|
|Blooms On: Old Wood|
|Shrub Type: Deciduous|
|Scientific Name: Red Rover® Cornus obliqua 'Powell Gardens' USPP 27,873|
|Common Name: Red Rover® Silky Dogwood|
|Other Name(s): Swamp Dogwood|
|Brand: Proven Winners®|
|Drought Tolerant: No|
|Features: Fall Interest; Winter Interest|
|Attracts: Hummingbirds, Bees, Butterflies & Birds|
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