of the most impressive color though comes from dogwood bush.
Cornus alba 'Sibirica' and Cornus stolonifera have brilliant
red twigs, and Cornus stolonifera 'Flaviramea' is a striking
yellow-twigged dogwood. A newer variety, called 'Midwinter
Fire', has orange and yellow stems and is truly breathtaking
in winter. Use dogwood bush in background areas and if possible,
locate them near a reflecting pond to double your enjoyment.
The Dogwood bush is effective in shrub borders, along streams
or ponds or near buildings or when planted as a screen. The
Dogwood bush can be particularly useful because of its ability
to grow in poor soils. Most of the Dogwood bush family can
be easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil
in full sun to part shade. The Dogwood bush also exhibits
a tolerance for city air pollution.