Posted: 09/06/2013 at 21:34
midwinter fire is a poor grower I find. lacks the vigour of the others in this group. doesnt like the hard pruning either
although cornus like moisture I would hold fire with watering. scatter some fertiliser and lightly hoe it in.
mine was disappointing and I dug it up. a friend has one and it does reasonably well. if I was to make a guess Id say midwinter fire prefers a drier situation, little or no pruning and some neglect.
not a favourite of mine anyway. prefer elegantisssima or aurea