Plant Care Western Dogwood

Western Dogwood

About Western Dogwood

Western Dogwood is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging 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.

Western 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.

Western Dogwood belongs to the Cornus genus, and is native to North America.


Cornus sericea

Also known as

Redtwig dogwood, Red osier, Red-osier dogwood, Red brush, red willow, Redstem dogwood and Redtwig dogwood, red-rood, american dogwood, creek dogwood

How to care for Western Dogwood


How often to water your Western Dogwood

Water needs for Western Dogwood
0.5 cups
every 9

Western 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 Western Dogwood

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Western Dogwood in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Western Dogwood: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Western Dogwood love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Western Dogwood does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Western Dogwood

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Western 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 Western Dogwood after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Western Dogwood is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Western Dogwood

Western Dogwood

Western 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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