Creme de Mint™ Siberian Dogwood

Availability: Out of stock

For an outstanding display on a dwarf variety of Dogwood, try the easy-breezy charm of Creme de Mint™ Siberian Dogwood (Cornus alba 'Crmizam'). Its creamy-white, variegated summer leaves are complemented by bold, sassy, chartreuse stems in winter. The creamy white and minty green leaves look so cool and refreshing in the heat of summer. Variegated plants add a subtle drama, brightening up your landscape without ever being gaudy or garish!

Instead, they are showy in a very sophisticated way. This improved variety brings a modern sensibility to any landscape. It works hard for you all year long! And it's widely adaptable to even tough conditions, so you can count on it to perform beautifully.

You'll delight in the beautiful visiting butterflies as they sip nectar from the flat-topped white flower clusters in spring. The flowers become tiny, blue-white berries and feed your local songbirds.

Creme de Mint™ also offers a lovely fall color display, as the white leaf margins color up, burnishing into a reddish pink. From top to bottom, the foliage covering the entire shrub warms up for the autumn season. Once the leaves drop in fall, you'll have another visual treat. Winter is perhaps Creme de Mint's best season with incredible, bold color on the young, dormant stems.

Chartreuse is an eye-catching mix of yellow and bright green! You'll definitely notice these fabulous stems against the drab, brown, and white wintery mix. They absolutely pop!

Planting and Application:

There are several ways to enjoy this excellent variegated dwarf shrub. The most important thing to remember is to give it a place where it will shine!

This easy-care shrub looks magnificent along a patio or included in your mixed-shrub border. Use a long, undulating planting pattern to create a bright ribbon at the edge of a woodland. Use a pair front and center, with one planted on either side of your front door. The yellow-green winter stems would be an amazing contrast against homes with a gray, white, or black exterior.

Create a low hedge that defines your space without overwhelming it. The dense branch structure and lush foliage provide a nice screen. Plant 3 feet on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.

If you have a lot of bare ground to fill, try Creme de Mint™ as a mass planting in commercial or residential landscapes. Use 3 feet on center spacing, and a zigzagging, staggered planting pattern. Mulch between the plants and keep new mass plantings weeded.

It won't be long before the plants grow together into a wonderful, eye-catching display. They tolerate salt, so feel free to use them to define your walkway near a busy street.

Try Creme de Mint™ in a Dogwood collection. The yellow stems can polish up a row of Red Twigged Dogwood. Use a single plant as an accent, or several plants to really boost the impact. By not shearing, you will enjoy flowers and fruit for your pollinators and songbirds!

Add these to the sunny side of windbreaks and shelterbelts to soften and brighten the look. This wonderful, mid-sized shrub can even tolerate soil that stays wet on occasion. Place them at the outer edges of a Rain Garden for an excellent ornamental display. This small shrub looks great in spring, summer, fall, and winter; no matter where you choose to use it in your landscape!

  • Gorgeous Variegated Foliage Looks Crisp & Fresh All Season
  • White Spring Blooms Feed Butterflies
  • Blue-White Berries Feed Birds
  • Leaves Tinged With Pink and Red in the Fall
  • Compact Variety Fits Anywhere
  • Outstanding Bold Yellow Stems in Winter - Great Holiday Décor
  • Bold Mass Planting or Low Hedge & Beautiful Accent

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant Siberian Dogwood bushes in full sun for the best results. Creme de Mint™ will grow in a partial shade position, but you'll get the best winter stem color with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Creme de Mint™ will perform beautifully in well-drained soil, however, it is widely adaptable to most soils, including those that might be wet on occasion. Provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. This is especially critical for young plants as they get established in your landscape during their first season.

Use the Finger Test to determine if your plant needs water. Push your finger into the soil to the 2nd knuckle near the base of the shrub. If the soil is moist, you can skip watering. If it is getting dry, it is time to get your hose out and water. Mulch with a layer of arborist bark chips 3 to 4 inches deep to 3 feet outside of the canopy to ensure the root stays cool in the hot summer.

Keep your shrub maintained with renewal pruning. In fall, prune a few of the oldest, thickest branches down to the ground. You'll want to use these in your Holiday and winter décor! Leave the young, thin stems for the best, brightest winter color. You'll love the bold look of these showy stems and the informal look your hedges will lend to the landscape! Use the yellow stems for winter arrangements! Add them to interior arrangements, or include them in exterior seasonal containers.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Can Tolerate Periodically Wet Soils
  • Super Cold Hardy
  • Prune/Renewal Prune Late Winter
  • Seldom Damaged by Deer
  • Tolerates Road Salt & Urban Conditions

Compact, bright, and charming - Creme de Mint™ Siberian Dogwood is an outstanding ornamental shrub. Don't go another year without these wonderful shrubs ornamenting your landscape! Garden designers are on the hunt for this high-quality plant, and it's no wonder. It gives so much, stays nice and tidy, and looks amazing in every season! No wonder it's a designer favorite!

These will be snapped up quickly! Order enough to complete your entire project, as this popular shrub will sell out quickly at Nature Hills!

Frequently Asked Questions

How fast does Creme de Mint™ Dogwood grow?

The dwarf Creme de Mint™ Dogwood shrub is a fast growth rate shrub but that unique foliage is worth the wait!

How big does Creme de Mint™ Dogwood get?

The Creme de Mint™ Dogwood can reach 4 - 5 feet in height and width in optimal conditions.

Will Creme de Mint™ Dogwood grow in full sun?

The Creme de Mint™ Dogwood grows in full shade and partial shade, but has the most blooms and the best stem color is achieved in more sun.

Are Dogwood shrubs good for wildlife?

The Dogwood Shrub is a fantastic wildlife shrub and it's a pollinator-friendly native that feeds birds with its fruit and is even a caterpillar host plant.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer? works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Dogwood Shrubs for sale here at!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

Click Here to learn more

Plant Sentry


To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
Color Zone Times
3 Spring 2019
4 Now
5 Now
6 Now
7 Now
8 Now
9 Now
10 Now
11 Now

Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

Click here to see our full rates


Creme de Mint™ Siberian Dogwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cornus alba 'Crmizam'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow/White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter