First Editions® Baton Rouge™ Dogwood

First Editions® Baton Rouge™ Dogwood

A New Color Combination for Every Season


$26.95
Buy 3+ at $24.95 ea
Buy 6+ at $21.95 ea
This fine decorative cultivar was selected for its bright red stems as well as its rare combination of compact habit and vigorous growth. Baton Rouge™ is one of the best cultivars ever grown for four-season interest. In the spring, the blood red stems emerge and leaf out, followed by small white flowers and then berries in the summer. In the fall, the leaves take on a purply-pink tone, and in the winter, once Baton Rouge™ has shed all its leaves, the bright red stems stand like ruby spires in stark contrast to the pale wintry surroundings.

Baton Rouge™ prefers neutral-to-acidic soil that is moist and well-drained. Thrives in sandy and loamy soils alike in spots that receive morning sun and afternoon shade. Prune down to about one foot off the ground each year to encourage colorful new growth. Deer tend to leave it alone, while songbirds are attracted to the summer berries! Zones 3 to 7.