Cornus sericea ‘Baileyi’
Best grown in organically rich, fertile, consistently moist soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of a wide range of soils, including swampy or boggy conditions. Best stem color occurs on young stems. Although pruning is not required, many gardeners choose to remove 20-25% of the oldest stems, or coppice pruning in early spring of each year to stimulate growth of new stems which will display the best color.