Dogwood 'Midwinter Fire'

Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'

Dogwood

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This deciduous spreading shrub can get to 2m tall. Grown for it's coloured stems which are vibrant during the winter months. It's young growth is orange-red and yellow and bears mid green oval leaves which turn yellow, orange & red in autumn. Insignificant white flowers are produced in summer.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested but stems can be included in floral displays

Propagation

Cuttings

Take hardwood cuttings in Autumn.

Special features

Winter colour

Autumn colour

Special features

Origin

Netherlands, Europe

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

This low maintenance shrub prefers damp sites making it a useful addition to wildlife gardens/meadows. It is also used (& is stunning) in block plantings to provide screens or divisions.

Personality

Family

Cornaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

None

Problems

Can suffer from cornus anthracnose

Related Problems

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