Dwarf Dogwood Collection

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 Рthe 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.

Cornus (dwarf dogwood) Collection

Botanical NameCommon Name
Cornus alba 'Argenteo-marginata'Variegated tatarian dogwood
Cornus alba SpaethiiRed stemmed yellow variegated dwarf dogwood
Cornus alba 'Sibirica'Red stemmed dwarf dogwood
Cornus alba 'Westonbirt'Siberian dogwood
Cornus amomumSilky dogwood
Cornus canadensisCreeping dogwood
Cornus flavissimaYellow stemmed dogwood
Cornus sanguineaBloodtwig dogwood
Cornus pumilaRed tipped dwarf dogwood
Cornus sericea BaileyiRedtwig dogwood
Cornus sericea KelseyiRedtwig dogwood
Cornus sericea 'Sunshine'Redtwig golden dogwood