Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'

Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'

Dogwood

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'
  • Common name: Dogwood
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 3m

Spread: 2.4m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Autumn colour, Colourful bark

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Colourful-barked dogwoods are typically grown for winter colour, when their colourful, leafless stems shine like beacons in the bare winter garden. Cornus sanguinea has red stems, and looks fantastic when planted with evergreen shrubs, and among spring flowers.

Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' has particularly striking autumn colour, especially if grown in full sun. It also bears off-white flowers in summer, followed by colourful berries. 

Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' is tolerant of a wide range of soil types. To keep the size of the plant in check and to encourage the most colourful bark, remove a third of the stems back to ground level each spring.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Seeds for birds, Caterpillar food plant

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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