Feb 23, Red twig dogwood (Cornus alba 'Sibirica') and red osier dogwood (C. stolonifera) bear small white flowers, but unlike their treelike cousin flowering dogwood, they are primarily prized for their colorful red stems. Prune them in late winter or early spring while they are still dormant. First remove any dead or damaged treecutting.buzzted Reading Time: 1 min. Jun 27, Dogwood shrubs, such as red twig dogwoods, are not to be confused with dogwood trees. While both shrubs and the trees belong to the same genus: Cornus, the shrubs will never become treecutting.buzz are two species of dogwood shrubs: Cornus alba, which is the Tatarian dogwood, and Cornus sericea, which is the Redosier treecutting.buzz species are much alike in their cultural needs.
Rejuvenating or Hard Pruning Red Twig Dogwood. If you have overgrown dogwood shrubs, no matter if it is a red twig dogwood or yellow twig dogwood shrub, you can hard prune or rejuvenate prune the shrub in late winter while it is completely dormant.
Once Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins. Plant Description: Small, mounding cultivar of red twig dogwood. Striking dark red branches especially visible in the winter.
Oval to lance shaped green leaves turn red to orange in fall. Late-spring brings white flowers turning to white berries in the fall. Berries may be mildly toxic to humans (may cause stomach ache) but a favorite of animals.
Nov 23, Prune red dogwood bushes in late fall after the leaves have dropped. The bush may also be pruned in early spring before new growth appears, but it should be dormant. Trim.