Plant Care Red-Barked Dogwood

Red-Barked Dogwood

About Red-Barked Dogwood

Red-Barked Dogwood is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Red-Barked Dogwood likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Red-Barked Dogwood belongs to the Cornus genus, and is native to Eastern and Central Asia.


Cornus alba

Also known as

Red-osier dogwood, Red-barked, white and Siberian dogwood

How to care for Red-Barked Dogwood


How often to water your Red-Barked Dogwood

Water needs for Red-Barked Dogwood
0.5 cups
every 9

Red-Barked Dogwood needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Red-Barked Dogwood

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Finding light for Red-Barked Dogwood in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Red-Barked Dogwood: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Red-Barked Dogwood love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Red-Barked Dogwood does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Red-Barked Dogwood in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Red-Barked Dogwood

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Red-Barked Dogwood: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Red-Barked Dogwood after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Red-Barked Dogwood is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Red-Barked Dogwood

Red-Barked Dogwood

Red-Barked Dogwood

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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