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Arctic Fire® Red Red-Osier Dogwood Cornus stolonifera

  • Part Shade to Shade
  • 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
5' 5'
3' - 5'
3' - 5'
  • Details


    Arctic Fire® Red 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
    Native to North America


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 60 Inches
    48 - 60 Inches
    36 - 60 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Shade to Shade
    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Maintenance Category: 
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
    Water Category: 
    Cut Flower
    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® Red Cornus stolonifera 'Farrow' USPP 18,523
  • 14 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • Bought a 1 gallon plant. Planted in an area that gets a bit wet from rain on the roof, but definitely drains. Weve had it 4 years and it is JUST starting to look like it wants to live there. I cut it back every year and this past winter it was GORGEOUS against our fence line. Bright red. Now it is all about pruning to make sure I get the thick stalks/limbs that will make a glorious show in the future. This plant is ALL ABOUT the fall/winter display. In my opinion it is expensive and takes patience...but mine certainly was worth the 4 year wait for it to mature a bit.

      Slow Growing
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 6 weeks ago
    • I have purchased several of these and have had absolutely no success. They start to die about a week after planting. These grow "wild" up and down the road here but not on my property. Our soil is clay and we are on well water. Am so disappointed. I have purchased these from various sources and all have failed.

      , Montana
      , United States
      , 44 weeks ago
    • I planted these last spring and they have more than doubled in size to make a stunning winter display. The deer have kept them nibbled back to about 30" which I have learned to live with. Still stunning, just shorter

      , Virginia
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Jerome Molinari
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 8 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 Martin
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
    • Beautiful! Winter interest with the brilliant red. Grows well here so far

      Loralea Kirby
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
    • Russell Studebaker
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 10 years ago
    • Russell Studebaker
      , West Virginia
      , United States
      , 10 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.

      , Alabama
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
    • D Klink
      , Indiana
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
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