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Cayenne Dogwood

Cornus Amomum 'Cayenne'

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Cayenne Dogwood

Cayenne Dogwood is a native selection that stands out with bright red stems that shine all winter, even in warmer winter areas. The fresh green foliage looks good all summer and is accented by porcelain blue berries that form in late summer. As temperatures cool down, the green leaves turn orange red. To date, Cayenne is Japanese beetle and canker resistant. It is dwell-suited to moist areas and is good in shrub borders, frequently used for wetland mitigation. Selected by Plant Introductions, Inc.

Plant Attributes

Landscape Use

Cayenne Dogwood is a versatile and attractive plant that is perfect for low-maintenance gardens. With its attractive, spreading shape and vibrant red foliage, this deciduous shrub can add vibrant color to even the most understated landscape. Well-adapted to a wide range of growing conditions, Cayenne Dogwood is low-maintenance and tolerates both drought and full sun without issue.

Moreover, it can be pruned at any time, making it a great choice for gardeners who need a resilient plant that is easy to maintain. Whether planted alone as an accent piece or mixed with other plant species to create a lush understory, Cayenne Dogwood is sure to make your garden more beautiful year after year. With its many benefits and graceful silhouette, this humble shrub deserves a place in every garden.

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Cayenne Dogwood

Whether you have a dry or wet garden or need a larger shrub to fill an empty space, the Cayenne Silky Dogwood is a perfect choice. This versatile plant is adaptable to most soils and all light conditions, from full sun to full shade. Its dense structure and lack of pests and diseases make it very easy to care for, while its red bark coloring and elegant shape add beauty and character to any garden setting.

Additionally, its low-maintenance nature makes it ideal for busy gardeners who don't have the time or energy to fuss over their plants. So why wait? Whether you're looking to enhance your current garden space or create a new one from scratch, the Cayenne Silky Dogwood is sure to be your go-to choice!

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Plant Features

  • Height: 6-8'
  • Width: 8-10'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Heat Zone: 9
  • Shape: Rounded to spreading
  • Flower Color: White
  • Foliage: Bright Green

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