Cornus Arctic Fire® Red Dogwood

Cornus Arctic Fire® Red Dogwood
Cornus Arctic Fire® Red Dogwood

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An improvement over other red-twig dogwoods | Naturally compact, with better branching
SKU v2519
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Key Characteristics
Zone

2 - 7

Mature Height

5 Feet

Mature Width

5 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Cornus Arctic Fire® Red Dogwood

Finally, a red-twig dogwood that's made for today's smaller gardens and patio containers, with more color impact than ever before. A Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrub, Cornus Arctic Fire® Red Dogwood is a remarkable new cultivar bred by renowned plantsman Michael Farrow of Holly Hill Nursery. Selected for its neat, compact habit and improved branching, it gives you even more fire-red stems for bright winter interest in borders or containers. And because of its compact habit, it needs far less pruning to maintain a beautiful shape.

Happy in sun or part shade, this delightful shrub reaches just 3 to 5 feet tall and wide, with intense red stems that glow in the winter garden and make a unique addition to holiday floral arrangements. In late spring, Cornus Arctic Fire Red Dogwood adds another dimension of beauty with a profusion of small flat-topped white bloom clusters followed in late summer by white berries that bring songbirds to the garden. Arctic Fire Red is even attractive in autumn when it sports reddish purple foliage color, proving itself a true four-season beauty. It's very low-maintenance and requires no pruning, but if you'd like to shape it or promote new stems for the best winter color, make sure you prune it right after it flowers to allow buds to set for the next year.

Photo courtesy of Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Shrubs

Product Details

Genus Cornus
Species sericea
Variety 'Farrow'
Plant Patent PP18523
Product Classification Shrubs
Habit Compact
USDA Zone Low 2
USDA Zone High 7
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color White
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Bloom Season End Late Spring
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Cold Hardy
Special Features Berries, Bird Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fall Color, Flower, Hummingbird Lovers, Pruning Recommended
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Fall Color, Hedge, Ornamental, Specimen
Zone 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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