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Arctic Fire® Red Twig Dogwood

Category:

A compact, dwarf form and very hardy shrub, ideal for general garden use in northern landscapes; intense red stems stand out against the winter snow, excellent for massing; some suckering

Characteristics

Species:
sericea
Other Species Names:
Red-Osier
Average Landscape Height:
4 feet
Average Landscape Width:
4 feet
Genus:
Cornus
Cultivar:
Farrow
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
upright spreading
Canopy:
closed
Growth Rate:
fast
Pruning:
can prune at anytime
Flower Color:
cream
Flower Period:
in late spring
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Fall Color:
burgundy
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
wet
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Arctic Fire® Red Twig Dogwood has clusters of creamy white flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall. It produces white berries in late summer. The scarlet branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Arctic Fire® Red Twig Dogwood is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Arctic Fire® Red Twig Dogwood will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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