'Midwinter Fire' Red Dogwood Plants

General Info Shrub
Soil Acidic, Wet
Colour Red/Crimson
Ornamental Autumn Colour

Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'

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SIZES 1-10 11-5051-250251-10001001+
3 Litre Pot Out of stock £13.98Out of stock£13.20Out of stock£12.60Out of stock£12.00Out of stock£11.76
30/40 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £5.40Out of Stock£4.56Out of Stock£4.14Out of Stock£3.92Out of Stock£3.48
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Cornus sanguinea Midwinter Fire: Bareroot Shrubs

Cornus Midwinter Fire, is a medium sized, deciduous shrub with dense, upright growth and amazing red, yellow and orange winter bark - the closest thing to coral this side of the sea. The summer leaves are green, turning an excellent orange-yellow in the autumn, with small white flowers in May and June, which is all nice enough, although its real glory is in winter, when it will light your garden up on the dismal days between November and March. It will reach 2 metres.

View our selection of dogwood shrubs or see our full range of hedging.

Delivery season: Dogwood plants are delivered bareroot during late autumn and winter, approximately November-March inclusive.


  • Stunning bark in winter.
  • Height: To 2m
  • Soil: Loves wet sites.
  • Use: Specimen shrub, ornamental hedging.
  • Cut back hard yearly to get the best display.
  • RHS Recommendation for bees & other pollinators

Growing Cornus Midwinter Fire

Like all dogwoods, it loves damp ground, but once it is established it will grow happily on a dry bank. It will grow faster in the sun, but partial shade is fine.

To keep those beautiful new stems coming, coppice them by cutting them down to the base every Spring: cut above the third bud up from soil level on new plants. Mature plants will develop a stool, and you can use your own judgement about how much you remove, depending on how you like to manage your plants. Give them a nice mulch afterwards to help them bounce back vigorously.

Midwinter Fire Dogwood in your Garden

We think Midwinter Fire Dogwood is at its best in a massed planting, with or without other dogwoods to set it off like the purple Kesselringii or the red Westonbirt. It is not as vigorous as the other dogwoods, so plant it at the front if you are using it in a mixed patch.

It goes well with pretty much any evergreen as a backdrop, and because you chop it down yearly, all sorts of spring flowering bulbs can be deployed to provide interest while it regrows.

It is an interesting choice for an ornamental hedge that has no security or privacy purpose, because it needs to be cut close to the ground yearly (if you want that winter bark). For this purpose, a 50-75cm spacing is fine, because you aren't trying to make it into a proper barrier. For a real hedge, we would use common dogwood instead.

Did You Know?

This variety was discovered by chance in a German garden by H. Venhorst in the early 1980's, and it was released for sale in 1990.

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*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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