Cornus sericea 'Bergeson Compact'

Bergeson Compact Twig Dogwood

Categories: Shrubs

Maybe the best compact red twig dogwood. Smaller size and less leaf spot than 'Isanti' or 'Allemans Compact'. Also has very good fall color.

More About Cornus sericea 'Bergeson Compact'

  • compact, fine textured shrub
  • resistant to leaf spot

Great compact red twig dogwood.  Abundant small, cream colored flowers bloom in late winter to early spring.  Gorgeous burgundy fall color.  Great for naturalizing, screening, or as a specimen.  Prefers moist, wet and well-drained soil.  Prune immediately after flowering by cutting out 1/3 of branches to the ground. 

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4-6 Feet


4-6 ft


2-5 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Cornus sericea 'Bergeson Compact' Characteristics


  • Salt Tolerant
  • Border
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Native to Northeast
  • Mass Plant

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant


  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Sun Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Moist
  • Tolerates most soils

Fall Color

  • Wine Red
  • Burgundy

Flower Color

  • White
  • Creamy White


  • bright red


  • Rounded
  • Mounding