Plant name - Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ Also known as Dogwood
Plant size - Height to 2.5m and spread to 2.5m
Hardiness - Fully hardy down to -20c
Ideal for - Low Maintenance, Flower borders and beds, Cottage & Informal Garden
Position - Full Sun to Part Shade
Flowering - Spring/Summer
Pot Size - 20cm
Description - Fantastic, award winning, fiery colour in winter when everything around it is looking drab. This Winter Beauty is great value for money, and provides a long lasting display when little else can inject vibrancy to the garden.
Plant these for a towering inferno of molten lava coloured stems all winter. If you need something to add a shot of bright colour in the colder darker months then these have to be it, they really do provide the flames to stave off a winter chill, you feel warmer inside just looking at them.
A compact bushy shrub that will add drama in the Winter scene, they will stand out against anything - a backdrop of dark conifers, a fence, other shrubs or of course a blanket of snow. In spring, fresh-green foliage erupts over the to cover the yellow-orange-red stems and provide a good structural mix with other plants in the garden.