Red Dogwood is an excellent choice if you want to create some interest in the garden during snowy winter months. Google Image Result for http://www.provenwinners.com/sites/provenwinners.com/files/imagecache/low-resolution/ifa_upload/cornus_arctic_fire_farrow_121310.jpg
Cornus sericea (red osier dogwood) is native to northern & western North America; prefers damp soil; med-tall decid. shrub, spreading underground to form dense thickets; branches & twigs = dark red, if not growing in shaded areas; fall color maybe bright red – purple; small dull white flowers in clusters; fruit – small round white berry; popular ornamental shrub often planted for the red coloring of its twigs in the dormant season.
Cornus sericea (Red Osier Dogwood) This deciduous plant offers four seasons of interest with bright red bark in winter, clusters of creamy white flowers in spring, tiny white berries (a songbird favorite) amongst a thicket of greenery in summer and purplish leaves in autumn. Height 6-12′. Grows in wet soils and is great for riparian areas. Stems can be used to make a nice red dye. Hardy to zone 3.
NATIVE. Kelsey's Dwarf Red-Osier Dogwood - Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi'. A dwarf form well suited as a facing shrub to hide the base of larger shrubs as well as for mass plantings. Bare RED stems provide valuable winter color. Low, compact shrub to only 24 to 30 in. tall and wide. Partial to Full Sun.
Red Twig Dogwood with yellow twig dogwood Shrub Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous Cold hardiness zones: 2 - 8 Light needs: Partial to full sun Sunset climate zones: 1 - 9, 14 - 24 Water Needs Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Average landscape size: Moderate grower to 9 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.Growth rate: Moderate