Cornus amomum 'Cayenne'
This native selection stands out because the bright red stems shine all winter, even in the south. Fresh green foliage looks good all summer and porcelain blue berries form in late summer. Good orange-red fall color. Appears to be Japanese beetle resistant in Georgia. Disease as well as canker resistant. Like its cousins, Cayenne is well-suited to moist areas and is good in shrub borders, massed in moist areas and for wetland mitigation. Selected by Plant Introductions, Inc.