Cornus sanguinea Midwinter Fire 3L
Cornus sanguinea Midwinter Fire 3L

Cornus sanguinea Midwinter Fire 3L



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Grown for its dramatically coloured stems, the dogwood, Cornus sanguinea Midwinter Fire is a medium sized shrub that comes into its own in autumn and winter, when its leaves turn to orange before falling, revealing its bright stems. In vivid shades of orange, red and yellow, these shoots provide a burst of colour in the winter garden.

Fully hardy, this deciduous shrub is a fast growing plant, happiest when planted in full sun near damp areas. In summer it bears insignificant white flowers which later form as berries, an excellent food source for birds.

  • Flowers: May - June
  • Well drained soil
  • All aspects
  • Full sun or partial sunlight
  • Cornus are low maintenance shrubs – do not prune in its first year but thereafter every couple of years cut back stems hard in March to promote new growth and apply a layer of mulch around the base. It spreads by suckering.
  • Plant in full sun for intensity of coloured stems