- Position: full sun to part shade
- Soil: any moderately fertile soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: June
- Hardiness: fully hardy
The green leaves of this upright, deciduous shrub turn bright shades of orange-yellow in autumn, before they fall to reveal spectacular orange, red and yellow bare stems. Position in full sun for best colour.
- Garden care: For best stem colour, cut the stems back hard to within 5-7cm (2-3in) from the ground in March and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or horse manure around the base of the plant.
Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'
midwinter fire dogwood
A thicket of fiery orange and pink luminous young stems that light-up dark winter corners like garden glowsticks
This goes well with
wintersweetDeliciously scented winter flowers £12.99
red-barked dogwoodBright coral-red stems in winter £6.99
Lenten rose helleboreSaucer-shaped, yellow with red speckles £13.49
golden twig dogwoodStunning yellow winter stems £9.99
evergreen bittersweetA tough evergreen shrub with yellow, variegated leaves £7.99
winter aconiteVivid buttercup-like flowers in late winter £2.99