Common Name: Bailey's red twig dogwood
Species: sericea 'Baileyi'
Hardiness Zone: 2 to 8
Height: 5 to 6 ft
Width: 10 to 12 ft
Bailey's red twig dogwood is a vigorous shrub that is prone to suckering. Pruning can be done in late winter to early spring, removing a third of the oldest branches. This shrub prefers full sun and well-drained soils.
It has dark green leaves with red stems that provide winter interest. White flat-headed clusters of flowers bloom from June to July, giving way to white fruit. The fruit is toxic and can cause stomach pain.