Plant Care Creek Dogwood

Creek Dogwood

Also known as

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


Cornus sericea

How to care for Creek Dogwood


How often to water your Creek Dogwood

Water needs for Creek Dogwood
0.5 cups
every 9

Creek 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 Creek Dogwood

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Western Dogwood in your home

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

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

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

Creek Dogwood does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Creek Dogwood

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

Difficulty Level

Creek 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 Creek Dogwood

Creek Dogwood

Creek 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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