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Re: Red twig observation
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Red twig observation
  • From: "Judy Browning" <judylee@lewiston.com>
  • Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 08:35:22 -0700

Thanks for the info Bonnie. I don't have a redtwig, just see them around town. ----- Original Message ----- From: "BONNIE_HOLMES" <bonnie_holmes@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 5:55 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Red twig observation


My red twig dogwood blooms and is blooming now. One is in the open; the other is understory. The understory does best.

Bonnie
ETN Zone 7

----- Original Message ----- From: "Judy Browning" <judylee@lewiston.com>
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 2:20:35 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Red twig observation

They like water, good drainage, air circulation and forest understory
conditions.
Some of the newer ones do thrive in direct sun. Could be the birch is
keeping that one a little drier or hogging nutrients? Different varieties?
Is one a C. kousa? I don't recall seeing redtwig dogwoods in bloom. Maybe
you have a sport.
---- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <inlandjim1@q.com>
To: "Garden Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2010 4:50 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Red twig observation


There are two red twig dogwoods on the homestead here. They were planted
well before my sister bought the place so we have no clues about variety
[or varieties, as the case may be]. They are planted next to each other,
roughly 4 feet apart, on a line that runs pretty much east-west. The
plant that is the farthest west is under the drip line of a birch; the
other has no overhead cover. Mornings here are often [usually?] cloudy,
drizzly, and so on. Afternoons are frequently sunny. Usually by the time
the sun has broken through the gloomisphere, it has also passed beyond
the top of the birch--the upshot being that neither shrub gets very much
direct sunlight although the one under the birch dripline likely gets
slightly less ambient light throughout the day but both appear to grow up
and out at about the same rate. So here's the observation: The plant
under the dripline blooms like crazy and the other... not so much.

Ideas?


Inland Jim
Willamette Valley

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