Originally Posted by Marcos
Here's something you really can't go wrong with, in shady or
wet areas (assuming it's not planted in the hole too deep initially):
The red twigs of this dogwood are quite striking in the wintertime.
Yes...Red twig dogwoods can INDEED get above 4'!
BUT.... if you learn from a wise someone locally how to selectively & internally prune this type of plant, it'll be exponentially less likely to spur on rapid & ferocious top growth, like what's typically witnessed after Jim Bob gets done using his electric (or manual) hedge shears!
Red twigs are beautiful. If I do go the perennial bed route i will most likely use these and Quercifolia's.
The pruning isnt a problem.....