Arctic Fire® Red-Osier Dogwood Cornus stolonifera
- Hardy Zones
- 2 - 7
- Part Sun to Sun
- Mature Size
- 36 - 60 Inches
Arctic Fire® dogwood has beautiful red stems and a compact habit and is at its in the winter sunlight. This dwarf variety reaches just 3-5' feet rather than the 8-10' of conventional red-twig dogwood. Its smaller size makes this variety a great breakthrough for smaller gardens or residential landscapes. Tolerates a wide range of soil and light conditions. Plant a few extra to use in winter arrangements and holiday dècor! Native to North America.
Top reasons to grow Arctic Fire® red-twig dogwood:
- one of the most shade-tolerant ornamental shrubs
- Tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions
- Bright red stems in winter add color to the landscape
Great for landscapes, use in perennial or shrub borders, masses and groupings, container gardens and winter gardens.
The best red color appears on one and two year old stems; older stems will turn corky and brown. To maintain a colorful display, you can do one of two things: one, cut the whole plant back to short stubs every other year. Two, cut out one-third of the oldest stems every year. This option is recommended if you planted your Arctic Fire® dogwood to provide coverage. Early spring is the best time to prune.
If desired, apply a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs at pruning time.
- Jerome MolinariUpper ChichesterPennsylvaniaUnited States3 years ago
Plant was blooming when I bought it the summer before last. Last summer, it did not bloom, but grew large. Now, it is June 14, 2010, & there still are no signs of flowering this year, either? Arctic Sun, which is next to it, is lovely and blooming.Marion MartinIllinoisUnited States5 years ago
Beautiful! Winter interest with the brilliant red. Grows well here so farLoralea KirbyNew JerseyUnited States5 years ago
- Russell StudebakerOntarioCanada5 years ago
- Russell StudebakerWest VirginiaUnited States5 years ago
I love this plant, it is beautiful year around. Bushes out in early spring then it blooms little white blooms in late summer then in late fall it drops it leaves and the branches turn bright red for a beautiful winter color in the cold months.TammyAlabamaUnited States5 years ago
- D KlinkIndianaUnited States5 years ago