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.
Arctic Sun® Dogwood Cornus sanguinea
- Hardy Zones
- 4 - 7
- Part Sun to Sun
- Mature Size
- 36 - 48 Inches
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 tolerant
Beautiful in the landscape or a container to add winter interest. Stems may be cut for winter flower arrangements.
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.
- Denise FarmerIllinoisUnited States5 years ago