Deciduous, 'Compressa' has subtle and compact green-cream cymes that bloom in late spring and summer. Its habit is very upright and vase-shaped, with small, curled and crinkled, deeply veined dark green leaves in a dense, shingled arrangement. Overall, its impression is rigid, geometric, and extremely textural. Leaves turn deep purple in autumn, and the stems turn from purple to bright red for winter color! Wonderful for a pot or provocative specimen in the garden. This compact and unlikely looking dogwood is quite architectural and would make a good sculptural focal point. Slow growth to 6' tall x 3' wide. Tough.
Minimum temperature: -50° F