I planted these last summer. They experienced some Winter rabbit damage (but nearly all my shrubs do) and mild winter dieback but are coming back. They’re still small, but the stem color is fantastic! I’d buy again.
Arctic Sun® Dogwood Cornus sanguinea
- Part Shade to Shade
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
Set your winter landscape ablaze with color!
Keep your landscape lively even in winter with the glorious yellow, orange, and coral stems of Arctic Sun® dogwood. It performs like the familiar red-twig dogwoods but with unique color that positively glows in the landscape. Tolerant of a very wide range of soil conditions and one of the best ornamental shrubs for shade, Arctic Sun dogwood is an easy choice for nearly effortless color.
Top reasons to grow Arctic Sun dogwood:
- unusual yellow, orange, and coral stems pop in the winter landscape
- easy to grow
- deer resistant and shade tolerantProduces BerriesFall InterestWinter InterestResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:36 - 48 InchesSpacing:48 - 60 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Shade to ShadeLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bWater Category:AverageUses:Cut FlowerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Beautiful in the landscape or a container to add winter interest. Stems may be cut for winter flower arrangements.
PLEASE NOTE: Arctic Sun® Dogwood Cornus is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of FL.Maintenance Notes:
The best red color appears on one and two year old stems; older stems will turn corky and brown. To maintain a colorful display, you can do one of two things: one, cut the whole plant back to short stubs every other year. Two, cut out one-third of the oldest stems every year. This option is recommended if you planted your Arctic Fire® dogwood to provide coverage. Early spring is the best time to prune.
If desired, apply a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs at pruning time.Arctic Sun® Cornus sanguinea 'Cato' USPP 19,892
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Janet Cushing, Wisconsin, United States, 2 years ago
This plant bloomed great even though it is a little leggy it produced berries that attracted Eastern Bluebirds and Robins and Cedar Waxwings to them that I got to enjoy for all summer. The fall interest is great. I will plant more.Denise Farmer, Illinois, United States, 11 years ago