This dwarf dogwood is grown for its compact size, naturally round form, and red twigs. Maturing to only 2 to 3 feet tall and wide, it fits well into small landscapes. Its dark green leaves cover the rounded plant during the growing season. This shrub will also produce small white flowers followed by whitish berries in the fall that attract birds.
The reddish twigs turn a much brighter red in the winter. Older stems do need to be pruned out every few years if winter twig color is desirable.
It grows well in full sun to part shade and consistently moist soil. It works best as a foundation plant or in a mass to hide the base of larger shrubs.