Cayenne Dogwood

Cornus amomum 'Cayenne'

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, and is well-suited to moist areas, is good in shrub borders, and is frequently used for wetland mitigation.

  • Height


  • Width


  • Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Hardiness Zone


  • Heat Zone


  • Shape

    Rounded to spreading

  • Flower Color


  • Foliage

    Bright Green

  • Fall Foliage


Bonus Attributes

  • Good in Damp Soil icon

    Good in Damp Soil

Caring Tips

  • pruning

    Early Spring

  • watering

    Medium To High

  • fertilizing


Watering Distilyium with watering can

Know your zone

Zone Hardiness Map

The colored areas show where this plant thrives. Knowing this will help you select the most appropriate plants for your zone.