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Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis

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Species Name: Cornus sericea ssp. occidentalis
Common Name: Western Dogwood

Branches are bright red, giving interest during winter season. Fast growing and a good soil stabilizer. Very handsome. Nice seasonal change.

Plant Family: Cornaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 4-6' H, spreading
Growth Habit:
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
Soil Preference: Loam
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: White
Distribution: San Diego County
Natural Habitat: Moist places below 8,000'

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