Dogwood – Cream Cracker, Cornus alba ‘Cream Cracker’ (PP12830), is a beautiful variegated dogwood shrub with excellent leaf spot resistance. The green leaves have a cream colored variegation on the older leaves, while the young leaves have a golden yellow margin. It displays a flat-topped cluster of small white flowers that bloom from spring until summer. Purplish-red stems are revealed in winter, which is a nice addition of color in the winter garden. Cream Cracker does well in moderate shade and is a slow grower. It prefers moist, well drained soil and tolerates moist to wet soil. Use in naturalizing moist areas or mass plantings. Attracts birds..
Ornamental Interest for Difficult AreasGrey Twig Dogwood is a deciduous shrub with ornamental features. Use a few of these for those locations in your yard where you’d like something pretty, but have problematic soils or conditions.Your Gray Dogwood has a lot to recommend it. The twigs are grey, rather than brown, and a lovely contrast to the new growth which begins as red. The 4-inch long, lance-shaped foliage is an elegant grey-hued, green that turns a dusky purple/red for autumn. The late spring flowers appear as clusters of white blossoms that later transition to the fruit. Each berry is supported by a red stem, another decorative accent that is especially attractive in the winter months after the fruit is gone and the red stems remain.Gray Dogwood will grow 10-15 feet tall with an equal spread, but can be pruned to almost any size. It is adaptable to poor soils, heat and drought, but is often seen in moist or rocky locations. Your Gray Dogwood would clearly be an exceptional addition to your yard under almost any conditions. However, it’s especially valuable as a hardy, ornamental shrub for those areas where you need something a little less fussy. Why not fill in those problem areas of your landscape with a Gray Dogwood today, and reap the rewards of a truly exceptional, and hardy, ornamental shrub.* Decorative foliage and twig color * Spring flowers and fall fruit * Hardy * Wildlife interestPruning Spring Flowering Shrubs in Southern Regions.
A True Dwarf Red-Twigged Dogwood with 4-Season AppealFinally, a dwarf selection of the native Red-Twigged Dogwood to help you utilize it in your landscape in a variety of ways. This winter gem only gets about 4’ high and wide whereas the regular Red Twigged Dogwood gets to 10’ high and wide. The smaller size with all the attributes of the full-size plant makes it much easier to use.Arctic Fire can be used as beautifully as an informal hedge without pruning, perfect for a 3-4’ screen alongside a patio. They can also be used as a backdrop for a perennial border for the perfect winter interest addition (which can sometimes lack substance during the winter). Let’s not forget too, they make great midrange plants in the shrub border. Informal massing for a more natural look doubles as snow fencing at the prairie’s edge.The cut stems are highly desirable because of the deep, dark red stem color during the winter dormancy period. They are used in urns and pots outdoors for winter and holiday decorations adorning your front entrance or in your garden. They are also used in commercial applications in the same way. They can also be cut and used indoors for winter and holiday décor. A classic for decoration and always in style. White flower clusters are a spring bonus on last year’s stems and are also used in flower arrangements. The foliage is dark green and very attractive all season long. The plants are super hardy in zones 3-7. They grow well in full sun and partial shade, but seem to do quite well even in shade. Easy to care for plants do like some additional water during dry spells. Adaptable to most any soils including wet ones, a real bonus for wet areas.If you are cutting the stems for winter decoration, remove the 2-year-old stems down to the ground (in November) so new shoots come up from the base keeping those stems vivid red. Older stems will not exhibit the great color and those should be removed each spring to the ground to keep the plants vigorous and colorful.* Dwarf selection of a native* Brilliant winter color in the landscape* Cut flowers in spring, and cut branches great for winter and Holiday decorations* Deer proof* Sun or shade, and most any soil.
Snow Lace® Gray Dogwood, Cornus racemosa ‘Emerald’, displays white flowers in spring, with rosy-pink berries in fall which creates a nice contrast to the silvery-gray bark. Its superior emerald-green semi-glossy foliage develops purple fall color. Snow Lace® Gray Dogwood’s ability to spread makes it ideal for banks and slopes since it has a very dense form. It grows somewhat slower than is typical of the species, averaging six inches a year. Its habit is distinctly mound-like to rounded growth and gradually reaches a height of seven to nine feet. The colorful rosy-pink pedicels contrasting with its silvery-gray stems, combine to produce an attractive landscape shrub..
Easy to Grow with Four Season InterestAlleman’s Compact Dogwood, Cornus sericea ‘Alleman’s Compact’, is a four season beauty with white blossoms in May, pleasant green foliage in summer, giving way to bright red berries in fall, and finally an outstanding red twig color for winter. This dogwood is a suckering, colonizing deciduous shrub that grows to 5 feet tall and wide. The branching is upright and spreading with most stems branching a little, except near the tip where the shape is rounded. Alleman’s Compact Dogwood’s leaves emerge yellow-green and mature to medium or dark green. This shrub is tolerant of poorly-drained soils, easily transplanted and established, and enjoys full sun. It is suggested that you remove oldest stems each year to promote suckering, since new stems have the best stem color. It is good for borders, mass plantings, wet soil sites, naturalistic areas and for winter ornamental appeal. You do not get the greatest effect if used individually. This is a hardy, disease-free shrub that will attract wildlife.* 4 season interest* Easy to grow* Attracts wildlife Pruning Spring Flowering Shrubs in Southern Regions.
Add Instant Impact All YearThe Dogwood Arctic Sun ‘Cato’, Cornus sanguinea ‘Cato’ PP19892, is a new dwarf, yellow twig Dogwood. It is extremely compact. With a plant height of 3-4’, the yellow foliage color adds instant impact to any garden. ‘Cato’ should be planted in full sun and will adapt to extremely wet conditions.Great for erosion control, it is highly recommended for rehabilitating moist sites and is well adapted to disturbed sites, is easy to grow and establish.In the garden, it will add more color because of its multiple stems. This plant provides year around interest with the leaf color, flowers, fall color, and winter appearance. It is also deer resistant.The showy flowers and fruit attracts birds and butterflies! * Yellow twigs in winter* Loves wet soil* Matures to 4′.
Brilliant Winter ColorCardinal Red Osier Dogwood is a deciduous shrub with ornamental stems. It’s a unique and versatile plant that would look great in many locations.Plant a few along your property line for an awesome border. Use one as a specimen planting anywhere you’d like a splash of brilliant color amid the drab hues of your winter yard. Your Cardinal Red Dogwood’s outstanding feature is its bright red, winter twig color which will present a stunning contrast to your white winter snows. A bonus to its spectacular winter interest is the tiny white flowers that appear in flat-topped clusters in late spring.The flowers give way to creamy white fruit in late summer that is very attractive to birds, and generally considered to have as much, if not more ornamental interest than the flowers.As if that’s not enough, yet another bonus will be evident in the fall when your Cardinal Red Dogwood’s dark green leaves turn an attractive red-purple.Cardinal Red Dogwood grows to about 10 feet high with and equal spread. It is widely adaptable to soil and moisture variations and will even do well in swampy or boggy conditions. Its rounded form will present a pretty picture in your landscape, even without its added features.The Cardinal Red Dogwood is a hybrid Dogwood that was developed by the University of Minnesota in 1986. It was an NC-7 Trials top-performing plant and received the 2004 Plant of Merit. Once you have one growing in your yard, you’ll understand why this plant is an award winner.* Outstanding winter color* 4-season interest* Wildlife interest* Adaptable* Loves wet soilPruning Spring Flowering Shrubs in Southern Regions.
The Coral Red Dogwood, Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’, has stunning bright red bark which adds color to the winter garden. It has been given an Award of Garden Merit (AM), which is for plants of outstanding excellence. Tolerant of a wide range of soils, it produces the brightest winter bark when planted in full sun. To keep the size of the plant in check and to encourage the most colorful bark, remove a third of the stems back to ground level each spring..
Dogwood – Mahoning™, Cornus racemosa ‘Mahzam’, is a suckering shrub with a distinctly multi-stemmed habit with branching that is upright and erect. Its shape is an irregular, broad-spreading clump that grows 10′ to 15′ tall with an equal spread. It has small, creamy white flowers, held in 2″ diameter clusters, that bloom early spring to mid-June. The flowers are not extremely showy, but numerous. This deciduous Mahoning Dogwood plant can become a bit leggy with age. In the summer the leaf color is a dull gray-green, but in the fall it develops a rich, reddish purple with full sun exposure. It is tolerant of sun or shade and can withstand dry or wet soils, therefore, Mahoning is very adaptable. Use as a border, hedge, difficult growing site, naturalistic area, soil stabilization, or for wildlife food and shelter..
Colorado Red Osier Dogwood, Cornus sericea ‘coloradensis’, is a fast growing large shrub with white flowers in spring and then produces clusters of blue-white fruit in fall. Its green summer foliage turns red-purple in fall so you will enjoy its red twigs all winter. Colorado Red Osier Dogwood grows to about eight feet tall and spreads into a thicket by sending out root shoots. This plant is rugged, tolerating most soil conditions except for very dry soils. With additional water, growth rates of 3 to 4 feet per year are possible. It will even grow in wet, swampy conditions and may thrive in sun or shade. The Dogwood is good cover for birds and wildlife. For a screen or windbreak, plant 2 to 3 feet apart..
Golden Glory Corneliancherry, Cornus mas ‘Golden Glory’, is a rounded, multi-stemmed shrub or small tree. Small yellow flowers are produced freely in spring and are followed by 5/8″ bright cherry-red fruit in summer. The glossy, deep green foliage turns yellow in the fall. Golden Glory is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil with full sun to part shade. It prefers moist, organically rich soils. To control spread, promptly remove root suckers. This low-branching, round to oval, deciduous shrub which typically grows 15 to 20 feet and can be trained to be a small tree. The tiny red drupes mature in the summer, but are often hidden by the foliage. Drupes are technically edible, but not particularly tasty and are infrequently harvested unless for use in syrups or jams. Golden Glory can be used as a hedge, screen or foundation plant, or as a specimen or grouping in the shrub border. There is no serious insect or disease problems with this shrub..
Dogwood – Huron®, Cornus Racemosa ‘Hurzam’, forms a rounded, almost perfect, natural globe-form that grows 3 to 4 feet in height and width. Its dark green foliage is highlighted by white bloom clusters and luminous white fruit. It displays a deep burgundy fall color. Huron grows in full sun or shade and is widely adaptable to tough landscape sites. Huron Dogwood makes a wonderful landscape foundation plant, miniature hedge, border, or can be used in mass plantings. Useful in city, highway and urban plantings, it is salt tolerant, insect and disease resistant. Very adaptable and thrives in areas with harsh growing conditions..
Electric Yellow REALLY Stands Out in Your Yard!Neon Burst Dogwood (botanical name here) is highly desired for its full sun tolerance and that it looks great all season long. Electric yellow foliage color really stands out in the landscape. In spring and summer those shockingly yellow leaves can age to a chartreuse color as the season progresses. An excellent, natural hedge plant that looks best without any pruning. How about repeating this plant across a perennial border or in a mid-range shrub border? Neon Burst also looks great used singly as a specimen plant or to anchor a corner of a structure.Creamy white flowers are born on the new growth in May. Although not overly showy, they make great fillers in cut flower arrangements not only because of the flowers, but because of the beautiful showy yellow foliage. The winter stem color is a lusty, shiny red color. They look great in the landscape too. Neon Burst Dogwood plants also add great color when used as snow fencing. Neon Burst Dogwood only gets to be 4-5’ tall and wide. It has an upright, spreading habit when young, and ages more rounded. Remember pruning your Neon Burst Dogwood is best done by removing the oldest stems out to the ground level, and not necessary to do much other pruning. The color of Neon Burst continues in the fall where the leaves burst into orange-yellow, red and even purple and put on quite a show. Each season this plant shines. Spring and summer shows off its great sunny leaf color, fall brings on a myriad of leaf color, and winter is when the beautiful red stems get to shine. This is a unique shrub that is sure to please you through all 4 seasons. Buy your Electric Yellow Dogwood online at Nature Hills Nursery today!*Electric yellow foliage*Lusty red stem color in winter*Neat, compact size*Great variety of fall color .
White Spring Flowers and Red Winter TwigsTalk about hot and spicy! First Editions Plants has introduced a new and exciting type of dogwood to the market, Cayenne Dogwod (Cornus amomum ‘Cayenne’). This tasty shrub is an update on an American classic.Dogwoods are well-loved American trees and shrubs. You can count on them for reliable color year in and year out. They are super hardy native plants that thrive without much care all over the country.Springtime brings fresh green leaves and beautiful white flowers, followed by a summer of thick green foliage and porcelain blue berries. Then in the fall after the orange-red leaves drop you are left with a winter of fire-red stems! These stand out against the greys and browns of winter like red-hot pokers.This tall and wide shrub (6’-8’ tall and 8’-10’ wide) loves moist areas and is perfect for wetland mitigation. Try them in big masses for a show-stopping winter effect. They are great specimen plants in small gardens, too.A new classic, Cayenne Dogwood deserves a place in your garden this year. Order yours from us today!* 4 seasons of interest* Super easy care* Great in masses.
Fragrant White Flowers in Spring – Intense Red Stems in WinterElgantissima Dogwood is an ornamental shrub with 4-season color and special winter appeal. Plant several for a flashy winter border, or even just one would be lovely as a specimen planting in your yard.Your Elegantissima Dogwood will bring year-round interest to your landscape, but is especially handsome in winter when its stems transform to a brilliant, bright red.It’s a perfect addition to your yard for bringing a little color to the drab off-season.When not putting on its winter display, the Elegantissima Dogwood offers other charms to enjoy. Spring brings petite, white flowers that are deliciously fragrant. Adorable berries follow, becoming visible in June, their white hue accented with hints of blue and green. Your Elegantissima Dogwood’s gray-green leaves are broadly margined with cream or white for a showy variegated presentation that is lovely spring through fall. As if all this isn’t enough, the show continues in fall with leaf colors consisting of apricot, gold and a pleasing rosy-red. Elgantissima Dogwood will stay around 6 feet tall if pruned, and maintain an elegant, upright habit. Plants that are not pruned eventually reach ten feet tall with an equal spread. Elgantissima adapts well to many different situations and soil types.However, for redder stems and good fall leaf color, full sun is best. The berries aren’t edible, but your birds will certainly love them, and you’re sure to enjoy their regular forays into your yard for a tasty treat.For a fast-growing, hardy shrub that offers 4-season interest with little effort, you can’t beat the Elgantissima Dogwood!* Winter Color* 4-season appeal* Wildlife interest* Hardy.