Each month we will choose a plant of the month. We will choose based on The Red Twig Dogwood is an outstanding year-round hedge! Red twig dogwoods are broad leaf, deciduous flowering shrubs. These hardy shrubs have beautiful clusters of white flowers in the spring, loads of lush green leaves in the summer and in the winter. They put on a fiery show of color with their bright red stems contrasting against the snow. They are drought resistant. They grow from 6 to 9 feet but can be trimmed for a beautiful hedge. Through proper care, you can do something about the fact that the older branches tend to be less colorful than the younger ones. Care for this plant amounts mainly to pruning. Prune in late winter or after it has bloomed.