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Arctic Fire® Red-Osier Dogwood Cornus stolonifera

(7 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Winter
Mature Size
60" 60"
Height
36 - 60"
Spread
36 - 60"

This plant is hardy in zones 2 - 7

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

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  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
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    Features

    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

    Best Seller
    Produces Berries
    Winter Interest
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 60 Inches
    Spacing: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 60 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Flower Shade: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Great for landscapes, use in perennial or shrub borders, masses and groupings, container gardens and winter gardens.

    PLEASE NOTEArctic Fire® Red-Osier Dogwood Cornus is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of FL.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    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.

    Arctic Fire® Cornus stolonifera 'Farrow' USPP 18,523
  • 7 Reviews

    • Jerome Molinari
      Pennsylvania
      United States
      5 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • 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 Martin
      Illinois
      United States
      8 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • Beautiful! Winter interest with the brilliant red. Grows well here so far

      Loralea Kirby
      New Jersey
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Russell Studebaker
      Ontario
      Canada
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Russell Studebaker
      West Virginia
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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.

      Tammy
      Alabama
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • D Klink
      Indiana
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
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