Plant of the Week

Cayenne Dogwood

Cayenne Dogwood

  • With bark as red as cayenne chili peppers, this Cayenne Dogwood makes winter gardens a lot less dreary
  • This dogwood makes winter gardens a lot less dreary
  • It’s perfect for shady spots, near tree lines, or on the north side of your house
  • This cayenne variety does equally well in full sun as a hedge or in a group in heavy clay soils
  • The Red Twigged Dogwood grows fast, so it won’t be long until it reaches its mature height of 6′
  • Even though its main attraction is its winter appeal, this lively dogwood has a lot to offer year-round.
  • Milky-white flowers and soothing green foliage appear in spring, with porcelain blue berries forming in late summer. Cabernet-colored leaves transform this dogwood in fall until its signature cayenne-colored bark reappears in winter.
  •  Birds love this shrub; it is the favored nesting place of American goldfinches.

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