Cornus (Dogwood) KOR-nuhs
The genus Cornus includes many different dogwood shrub varieties, including some that could be called subshrubs. They grow fast and provide year-round garden interest with spring flowers, summer berries, and exceptional fall color. Many dogwood shrub varieties are grown for their winter interest. The colorful red-hued stems shine in an empty winter backyard. With many different types of dogwood shrubs and dozens of cultivars, you are sure to find one that works in your yard.