This plant bloomed great even though it is a little leggy it produced berries that attracted Eastern Bluebirds and Robins and Cedar Waxwings to them that I got to enjoy for all summer. The fall interest is great. I will plant more.
- Part Sun to 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).
This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 7
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.
My Current Zone
Set your winter landscape ablaze with color!
Keep your landscape lively even in winter with the glorious yellow, orange, and coral stems of Arctic Sun® dogwood. It performs like the familiar red-twig dogwoods but with unique color that positively glows in the landscape. Tolerant of a very wide range of soil conditions and one of the best ornamental shrubs for shade, Arctic Sun dogwood is an easy choice for nearly effortless color.
Top reasons to grow Arctic Sun dogwood:
- unusual yellow, orange, and coral stems pop in the winter landscape
- easy to grow
- deer resistant and shade tolerantProduces BerriesFall InterestWinter InterestResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:36 - 48 InchesSpacing:48 - 60 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bWater Category:AverageUses:Cut FlowerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Beautiful in the landscape or a container to add winter interest. Stems may be cut for winter flower arrangements.
PLEASE NOTE: Arctic Sun® 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 Sun® Cornus sanguinea 'Cato' USPP 19,892
Denise Farmer, Illinois, United States, 8 years ago