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Arctic Fire® Red Red-Osier Dogwood Cornus stolonifera

Flower Season
  • Winter
Mature Size
5' 5' 1.5m 1.5m
Height: 3' - 5'
Spread: 3' - 5'
Height: 91cm - 1.5m
Spread: 91cm - 1.5m
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  • Details

    36 - 60 Inches
    48 - 60 Inches
    36 - 60 Inches
    91cm - 1.5m
    1.2m - 1.5m
    91cm - 1.5m


    Arctic Fire® Red dogwood (Cornus sericea, formerly known as C. stolonifera) 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 91cm - 1.5m
    48 - 60 Inches 1.2m - 1.5m
    36 - 60 Inches 91cm - 1.5m
    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: 

    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).

    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.

    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
  • 18 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I have grown 3 of Artic Fire dogwoods. I gave one to my father-in-law because it was growing really fast. I thought maybe it was another variety. The tags all said artic Fire dogwood. The size was supposed to be about 5x5. But mine have grown over 8 feet tall. I cut them way back this fall but I would have liked them to be about 5 feet. Not sure why they are growing so big. Any ideas?

      , Idaho
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I planted her 10 years ago. For many years she was a quite small shrub. This year she exploded in size! She has bloomed the last five or so years. Lovely red branches for winter. "" To those have issues please remember all plants go through transplant shock. If you do not prepare the spot and keep moist your plant/tree will die. Do not expect miracles if you are unwilling to put in the work. Plants are not instant gratification.

      Karen O
      , Alberta
      , Canada
      , 1 year ago
    • Just had these installed professionally. They seem to require a lot of water during this very hot June. If not watered every 2 days, they are shriveling. I did a lot of research on this plant and it always stated average watering. The ticket attached to the plant says it needs a moist soil. These plants do not look great at all. I am disappointed. I always thought PW plants were the best. I have reached out to the landscaper and he does not see a problem. Underneath they are all shriveled up and dead and dry leaves. What gives??? For the amount of money I paid for 5 plants ($150) I want them to look great!! Disappointing!!

      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I bought this plant in the quart size in May 21' and was excited to see how it would turn out. This plant grew so quickly in the summer of 21' (about 2 ft) and this year 22' it's bloomed wonderfully and the changes in the stems from red to green are beautiful. So glad I chose this plant as part of my garden.

      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • 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
      , 2 years 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
      , 2 years 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
      , 3 years ago
    • Jerome Molinari
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 10 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
      , 12 years ago
    • Beautiful! Winter interest with the brilliant red. Grows well here so far

      Loralea Kirby
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
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