RED ROVER® Silky Dogwood

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 4-5' Width/Spread: 4-5'

This is a compact selection of our native silky dogwood. Pollinators love the summer flowers, and it is an outstanding plant for bioswales and Rain gardens. Outstanding fall color gives it multi-season ornamental appeal. Tolerates black walnut.

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Light: Will grow in a range of sun exposure situations, from a low-light spot that gets a minimum of four hours of direct exposure to a full sun spot that is exposed all day.

Soil: Best growth occurs in moist soils, even wet spots like by a rain garden or next to a body of water. However, it’s fairly adaptable and will perform well in most soil and even through bits of drought once it is established.

Water: Enjoys moist conditions, but will tolerate dry periods after it is established.

Fertilizing: If desired, you may apply a granular fertilizer formulated for flowering woody plants in late winter/early spring when the soil is workable.

Pruning: Regular pruning isn’t necessary.

Botanical Name

Cornus obliqua 'Powell Gardens' PP#27,873


4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color


Foliage Color

Green, Red






Full Sun, Part Sun


Moist, Wet

Season of Interest



Borders, Containers, Foundations, Specimen


Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Compact, Fall interest, Native, Winter Interest

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