ARCTIC FIRE® Yellow

Red-twig dogwood

Cornus sericea

'SMNCSBD'

USPP 32,351; CBRAF

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  • Native
  • Winter interest
  • Shade tolerant
Description

Can a yellow twig dogwood be a red-twig dogwood? Yes! Arctic Fire® Yellow dogwood is a new selection of North American native Cornus stolonifera (syn. C. sericea) that offers all the durability of the species but with vivid yellow stems. Stunning on its own or interplanted with best-selling Arctic Fire® Red dogwood

USDA Zone
2 - 7 (-50°F/-45°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
4 - 5'
Width
6'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Highly adaptable, but does best in moist, even wet soils. Tolerates dry conditions once established.

Pruning

To maintain best stem color, keep primarily to just one and two year old stems. The entire plant can be cut to stumps each spring (note that this will remove flowers), or one-third of the oldest branches can be removed at ground level each spring.

Uses

Mass plantings; cutting gardens; naturalizing; hedges; rain gardens; cutting gardens; foundation plantings.

Growing Tips

Pruning is essential for these plants to maintain their best feature: yellow stems. Determine which method to use based on your design intentions for the plant. Provide good air circulation to minimize leaf spot. One of the most shade tolerant ornament