36-48” tall x 36-48” wide. Grown primarily for stunning winter color, Arctic Fire® Cornus also provides interest through the growing season. Small and fragrant white flowers appear in late spring, attracting butterflies to the garden. Clusters of white to blue-tinged fruits follow blossoms and attract foraging birds. Arctic Fire® is gorgeous massed against white-barked trees or in open areas where the red twigs shine against snow banks in the winter sunlight. In areas lacking regular snow cover, plant against a backdrop of evergreen foliage for contrast. Young stems display the best red color. Maintain colorful shrubs by removing one-third of the oldest stems each year in early spring. Older stems will have corky bark and a brownish coloration. Plants thrive in average to moist soils and tolerate bog-like conditions and clay soils. Plants do not spread by stolon like other dogwoods. A deer-resistant, native selection.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 4" Pot
Arctic Fire® Dogwood
Cornus sericea Farrow
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Late spring to early summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Oval to lance shaped green foliage turns shades of red and orange before turning purple. White berries after flowering.
Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Moist / Wet
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Native, Great For Mass Plantings, Winter Interest
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|