Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'
Dogwood - 3 litres
Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' is a small to medium-sized shrub grown primarily for its orange-yellow stems, tipped orange-red which brighten the garden throughout the winter months. Its light green leaves turn a delightful soft orange in autumn. Fits well into a shrub border or mixed border, or is highly effective in groups contrasting with red, black and yellow-stemmed dogwoods and willows. Height and spread 90-120cm.
Thrives in ordinary or damp soil; more tolerant than C.alba varieties of dry conditions and happy in both chalky and acid soils. Best stem colour in full sun. Pruning: do not prune the first spring after planting, but in future years cut all stems down almost to ground level in late March or April.
British nursery grown.
|Botanical name||Cornus sanguinea|
|British nursery grown||Y|
|Foliage colour||Green, Orange|
|Plant type||Deciduous Shrubs|
|Season of interest||Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter|
|Stem colour||Yellow, Orange, Red|
|Time to maturity||5 - 10 years|
|Ultimate height||1.1m - 1.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.6m - 1m|