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Arctic Fire® Red Dogwood Bush

  • - Red Twig
  • - Height: 3-5 feet
  • - Hardiness Zone: 2-7
  • - Exposure: Part Shade-Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: April-May
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Arctic Fire® Red Dogwood Plant
Plant Features

Arctic Fire® Red Dogwood shines as a beacon of vibrant red, especially under the winter sun. This dwarf variant, native to North America, presents a compact stature, making it a more manageable alternative to the conventional large red-twig dogwoods. Its size offers a unique advantage for smaller gardens and residential spaces, allowing for dramatic aesthetics without overwhelming the landscape.

What sets the Arctic Fire Red dogwood apart is its adaptability. It's not only one of the most shade-tolerant ornamental shrubs but also thrives across a spectrum of soil conditions. Its signature bright red stems are most vivid on one to two-year-old stems, while older stems adopt a corkier brown texture. To ensure a consistent vibrant display, pruning in early spring is recommended, either by cutting the entire plant back every other year or removing one-third of the oldest stems annually.

Spring also ushers in small, charming white flowers, complementing the dark green foliage that stays attractive throughout the growing season. As autumn sets in, the foliage transforms, revealing the fiery red stems that define its name. This dogwood appreciates a range from partial shade to full sun, and while it's tolerant of various soil types, it has a preference for moist environments.

Whether you're looking to enliven your winter landscape, craft a striking centerpiece for a container, or simply add a versatile, year-round beauty to your garden, the Arctic Fire Red dogwood emerges as a prime choice, blending hardiness with visual allure.

Arctic Fire® Red Cornus stolonifera 'Farrow' USPP 18,523

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 4+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Wet
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Garden Styles Cottage Garden, English Garden, Therapeutic Garden, Wetland Garden
Mature Spread 3-5 feet
Habit Upright
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Features Cut Flower
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Focal Point, Texture, Winter Interest
Critter Resistance Deer