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Species: Kelsey Dogwood

Scientific Name: Comus Sericea ('Kelseyi')

Classification: Deciduous Shrubs



Description: The Kelsey Dogwood is a slow growing shrub, commonly referred to as the dwarf dogwood as it is small in height, generally reaching only heights of 3 feet or less. It is native to most parts of North America, with the exception being the Southern humid states. Its small size, but dense appearance makes it an appealing choice for landscaping. It is generally considered to be highly adaptable to moist, well-drained soils and well suited for erosion-prevention on embankments. The leaves are oval-shaped and can range from pale green to bright green in the spring to summer, turning bronze to purple in the fall months. . Striking white flowers emerge in spring, which yield to white berries in summer months. The berries are mildly toxic to humans, but prized among local wildlife.

Site Conditions: The Kelsey Dogwood is adaptable to different soil types. It prefers moist, well drained soils and is adaptable to wet soil. It is not known for drought tolerance and so requires plenty of water in the summer months, especially during periods of extreme heat. It is known to be tolerant of seasonal flooding. It prefers full sun exposure but is adaptable to partial shade.

Stock: This species is in stock and available for pickup at our Arlington, WA location or available for delivery

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