Dogwood Midwinter Fire (Cornus Sanguinea Midwinter Fire) is a medium-sized, deciduous hedge that gives off a fiery, vibrant colour from its stems during the colder months when no leaves are present.
It has dark deep green leaves during the summer months with tiny white clusters of flowers. The leaves put on an impressive show of colour during the autumn, turning to orange and red, while in winter their fire-like stems bring to your garden some warming colour during what can be a bleak time of year.
It loves to be planted where there is full sunlight or partial sunlight in a moist but well-drained soil, particularly clay, loam, chalk or sand. They can grow up to two and a half metres tall and the same in width, and are perfect for either sheltered or exposed sites. The Dogwood Midwinter Fire will also go perfectly in your garden alongside other Dogwood varieties. They do however take anywhere between five and ten years to reach their ultimate height.
This plant doesn’t necessarily need pruning regularly, however, the younger the shoot of the stem, the brighter it will be. It makes for a great informal hedge that sits at around four feet tall. We’d recommend planting your Dogwood Midwinter Fire twelve to eighteen inches apart.
We have a range of Dogwood Midwinter Fire plants available in pots and bare root form. For more information on this plant or any of our other hedging varieties, contact our specialist team members for more information.