The Missouri Botanical Gardens Plants of Merit program recognizes this red twigged dogwood for its bright red stems that arrive with the autumn leaf drop. The stems continue through the winter and stand out well against an evergreen backdrop or snow. In spring, white flat clusters of flowers appear in mid to late April, making this shrub effective for several weeks. This deciduous shrub will grow 6-8' tall and can provide food and forage for wildlife.
'Cardinal' Red Twig Dogwood
Cornus sericea 'Cardinal'