When your garden is in full bloom in spring and summer, this dogwood shrub makes a lovely, tidy green backdrop. The fragrant spring blooms attract butterflies and summer berries attract birds. Then, in fall and winter the leaves drop away and reveal extraordinarily colorful stems, starting light at the heart and moving to a more reddish hue at the tips of each stem, like a brilliant flame. It's stunning when repeated throughout a border. An easy-to-grow shrub that caught attention at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and won their Gold Medal Award. We've found that deer hardly ever touch this plant. Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'