Most dwarf Dogwoods are native to damp areas of North America and Canada. Many even grow in semi-bog areas.
Interestingly most have very distinctive coloured bark whether it be bright red, yellow or any shade of burgundy and unlike their taller growing C. florida, C. kousa cousins these dogwoods have quite insignificant flowers. The coloured stems are often enhanced by an annual coppicing to stimulate vigorous upright canes. The colder the winter – the better the colour.
In our gardens these Dwarf Dogwoods can be found in the Winter Garden, within the buffer zone surrounding the bird habitat area which has both height constraints and is in most parts very wet.
Over time these low growing dogwoods will become a haven for small birds seeking sanctuary from the larger predatory birds.