This dwarf dogwood is grown for its excellent winter stem color. This compact plant will only grow to 3 to 4 feet tall and wide.
Its dark green leaves can also color in the fall. The newer stems of this shrub will turn bright red in the winter. Older stems do need to be pruned out every few years to maintain this color. This shrub will also produce small white flowers followed by whitish berries in the fall that attract birds.
It grows well in full sun to part shade and consistently moist soil. It works best as a foundation plant or as a mass planting.