Cornus sanguinea Midwinter Fire, is a medium sized, deciduous shrub with dense, upright growth and amazing red, yellow and orange winter bark. The summer leaves are green, turning an excellent orange-yellow in the autumn, making this a very attractive plant although its real glory is in winter when it will light your garden up on even the most dismal days between November and March. We think Cornus Midwinter Fire is at its best in a massed planting, with or without other dogwoods to set it off. Midwinter Fire is not as vigorous as the other dogwoods, so plant it at the front if you are using it in a mixed patch. Like all dogwoods, Cornus Midwinter Fire loves damp ground, but once it is established it will grow happily on a dry bank. Cornus sanguinea Midwinter Fire will reach 2 metres.
History & uses of Midwinter Fire Dogwood: 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.