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Dogwood, Midwinter Fire

Cornus sanguinea Midwinter Fire

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  • £3.99
Size / Type Price per item for
1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Price per item for 1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Br 30-50cm
Pg 20-30cm
  • Plant Types & Availability - More information

    Br = Bare Root Plant, Pg = Pot Grown

    All prices include VAT at 20%.

Most attractive form with unusual orange-yellow and red stems, which are very colourful in winter. In autumn the green leaves turn butter yellow and remain on the bushes well into November before falling, far longer than other dogwoods, then finally drop. Flat heads of creamy-white flowers late spring or early summer which are pollen and nectar rich so attractrive to bees, followed by blue-black fruits eaten by birds and other mammals. Bushy habit. Its bushy habit and smaller size make it good for planting on the edge of a bed of Dogwoods.

HEDGE This Dogwood is particularly good for informal hedges. For this purpose plant 30 - 38cm (12 - 15ins) apart.

SHRUB 120 x 120cm (4 x 4ft).

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Dogwood, Midwinter Fire is available as:

Br = Bare Root Plant
Pg = Pot Grown

Bare-Root Plants

Bare-root plants are sold without a pot/soil around the roots. This is a more cost effective and environmentally friendly way of growing plants. To ensure the best plant health we do not store our plants in cold storage, but they are left in our field or plant beds until they are ready for packing or collection.

Items marked Br are bare rooted plants grown from cuttings and are typically 1-2 years old.

Pot Grown Plants

These are normally sold in small 9cm wide pots, unless a different pot size is shown (where the pot size is shown in litres). Pot grown plants can be planted at any time of the year.


Pot Grown are generally available all year. Bare rooted plants are only available when the plants are dormant (typically from late November to March).

If a plant is currently out of stock because it is out of season (for example, bare rooted plants in summer) or we have sold out but we are expecting more to be available you can pre-order the plant. We only charge credit/debit cards when an order is despatched, not when an order is placed.

Planting Distances for planting as a Hedge

We recommend planting Dogwood, Midwinter Fire in a single row between 30cm/12ins apart and 38cm/15ins apart:

Planting closer will mean the plants will grow together and form a hedge quicker, but requires more plants.

To calculate the number of plants needed for a length of hedging, click on Planting Distance Calculator above.

Planting Guide & RootGrow

We recommend planting with RootGrow. The recommended amount for RootGrow for an order will be shown in your shopping basket.

We will send out a planting guide with your order, you also can find a guide to planting here.


Hedging - As a general rule, plants grown for hedging need pruning to encourage side branching. Usually the harder a plant is pruned the bushier it will be. If they are not pruned there is a danger that the hedges will be thin and bare at the base and that the tips of the plants will die back. If the plant is naturally bushy, less or sometimes no pruning will be needed to achieve a dense hedge.

Dogwood, Midwinter Fire: Cut back by about one third the leading and long side shoots and repeat during the second winter.

    • SKU
  • Native/Wildlife/Evergreen
    • Native
    • Evergreen/Deciduous
  • Soil and position
    • Suitable for any normal soil and position, and
      Suitable for Chalky Soil
  • Plant Height and Growth
    • Hedge Height
      90-120cm (3-4ft)
    • Approx. Ultimate Height
      120cm (4ft)
    • Average Growth per Year
      15cm (6ins)
  • Root Type/Plant Size
    • Root Type/Plant Size
      Pot Grown, 20-30cm (8-12ins)
      Bare Root, 30-50cm (12-20ins)
    • Potted/Bare Root
      Pot Grown
      Bare Root