Baton Rouge™ Dogwood

Cornus alba 'Minbat'

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Baton Rouge™ Dogwood (Cornus alba 'Minbat') at Ron Paul Garden Centre

Baton Rouge™ Dogwood stems

Baton Rouge™ Dogwood stems

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Baton Rouge™ Dogwood (Cornus alba 'Minbat') at Ron Paul Garden Centre

Baton Rouge™ Dogwood

Baton Rouge™ Dogwood

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Brand:  First Editions


A colorful and extremely hardy accent shrub with bright green summer foliage, brilliant red-purple fall color and striking red stems in winter; very versatile from a landscape perspective and quite carefree

Ornamental Features

Baton Rouge™ Dogwood has attractive green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding indian red in the fall. It has clusters of white flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring. It produces white berries in mid summer. The red branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Baton Rouge™ Dogwood is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Baton Rouge™ Dogwood is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Baton Rouge™ Dogwood will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features