Most dogwood shrubs are grown as much (or more) for their fall and winter appearance, rather than the spring flower display. They are known for having colorful fall foliage and brightly colored stems that light up the garden in winter. Dogwood, also called cornus, love moist, rich soil as well as full sun to part shade. Easy care and deer resistant, dogwood shrubs grow 3 to 5 feet tall and wide. Make a stunning architectural statement in your garden. Plant a dogwood shrub as a specimen or grow in a large pot or planter for beautiful interest all year long.