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A picture of a Dogwood 'Midwinter Fire'

Dogwood 'Midwinter Fire'

Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'

Also known as

Dogwood

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2.5m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Overview

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.

Common problems

Can suffer from cornus anthracnose

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

Uses

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.