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Red Gnome Dogwood

Cornus alba 'Regnzam'

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Red Gnome Dogwood (Cornus alba 'Regnzam') at Salisbury Greenhouse and Landscaping

Red Gnome Dogwood

Red Gnome Dogwood

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Red Gnome Dogwood (Cornus alba 'Regnzam') at Salisbury Greenhouse and Landscaping

Red Gnome Dogwood foliage

Red Gnome Dogwood foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Red Gnome Dogwood (Cornus alba 'Regnzam') at Salisbury Greenhouse and Landscaping

Red Gnome Dogwood in fall

Red Gnome Dogwood in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Description:

Compact, fine-textured dogwood with attractive summer and fall foliage; brilliant red stems are an exceptional feature during the dormant season

Ornamental Features

Red Gnome Dogwood has clusters of creamy white flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall. It produces white berries in mid summer. The tomato-orange branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Red Gnome Dogwood is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Red Gnome Dogwood is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Red Gnome Dogwood will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features