Cornus obliqua Red Rover

Silky Dogwood

$17.95 ea. (3+ discount) $17.50 ea.

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Plant Code: CORR

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Each season rivals the next for winning color on this striking native. White lacecap flowers on green foliage in spring yield to smoky purple foliage that transforms to red as fall approaches. Purple/blue berries for autumn appeal with a finale of striking burgundy red branches in winter. Outstanding for moist sites. You’ll cheer, “Red Rover, Red Rover” when we send this beautiful shrub on over!

An excellent native shrub for year-round interest and easy care. This valuable shrub adapts to difficult wet conditions and is an excellent resource for pollinators in the spring and songbirds adore the fall fruit.


Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall 4-5'
Spacing: Plant 5-6' apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Early Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower: White
Accent: White
Patent: #27,873
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Hedge
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Winter Interest

Cornus General Information

C. Obliqua is a stunning native that is perfectly happy in moist to often boggy sites. Great for a rain garden or a low spot that drains slowly. A valuable resource for pollinator populations and birds.

Cornus Plant Care

Prune to shape after flowering. A time release fertilizer in the spring is nice.