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Arctic Sun Dogwood Cornus sanguinea

  • Hardy Zones
    • 4 - 7
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
    • Winter
  • Mature Size
    • 36 - 48 Inches
We will ship this week to most areas of the United States.

At this point in our shipping season we ship on Mondays and Tuesdays only and if necessary, due to extreme temperatures, we will place a temporary hold on shipping. We will reevaluate week to week based on temperatures.
Size: Quart
Size: One Gallon
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Arctic Sun Dogwood Cornus sanguinea
Part Sun to Sun 36 - 48


Beautiful yellow stems with deep red tips. Fall and winter color. Deer resistant. Good for cutting.

Fall Interest
Winter Interest


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

Plant Needs

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

Beautiful in the landscape or a container to add winter interest. Stems may be cut for winter flower arrangements.

Maintenance Notes: 

Prefers well-drained, moist soil Prune immediately after flowering by cutting about a third of the branches to the ground. Stems may also be cut in winter for flower arrangements. Prefers medium moisture. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application.

This is a compact version of the popular, multi-colored 'Winter Flame' dogwood.

Andre van Nijnatten, the breeder of 'Winter Flame', brings us another special Cornus with beautiful yellow stems tipped with red. It's a spectacular show in the winter sunlight. This variety is dwarf in form, reaching a height of 3 to 4 feet. Cornus usually reach a height of 8 to 10 feet, making Arctic Sun a great breakthrough for smaller gardens or residential landscapes.

This wonderful shrub will add sensational color in the fall with its golden yellow and peachy orange foliage. It is extremely beautiful in the winter with its yellow stems with red tips. Bring the outdoors in and use Arctic Sun as a cut stem for holiday arrangements or for season long color indoors.

Arctic Sun Cornus sanguinea 'Cato' USPP 19,892
  • 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.

    Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    Denise Farmer
    United States
    5 years ago
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