Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'

Midwinter Fire shrub dogwood

Deciduous Shrub

Deciduous shrub noted for colorful twigs in winter. Color is most pronounced on young stems so many gardeners choose to remove one third of the oldest branches to ground-level in spring to stimulate younger, more colorful growth.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Afternoon Sun, Filtered Sun

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even


Size: 48 - 180 tall x 48 - 120 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Medium

Features: Attractive Bark or Stem, Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Fall Color, Native Plant, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Green, Yellow / Gold
Fall Color: Yellow / Gold

Flower Color: Ivory / Cream
Bloom Season: Spring
Flower Shape: Cluster

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Erosion Control, Hedges and Screens, Mixed Border, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Wet Soil Tolerant, Winter Wet / Summer Dry
Wildlife: Birds, Butterflies, Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Late Winter / Early Spring, Late Fall / Early Winter, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Fast Growing / Vigorous
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plant Combos