Red Twig Dogwood, Redosier Dogwood, Red Osier Dogwood
Cornus sericea 'Arctic Fire'

Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Cornus (KOR-nus) (Info)
Species: sericea (ser-ee-KEE-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Arctic Fire
Additional cultivar information:(PP18523; aka Farrow, Arctic Fire)
Hybridized by Farrow
Registered or introduced: 2006
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Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Wilmington, Delaware

Bardstown, Kentucky

Andover, Minnesota

Rochester, New York

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Coatesville, Pennsylvania

Bristol, Tennessee

Tacoma, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 28, 2009, ShrubSource from Zeeland, MI wrote:

Cornus - Arctic Fire Red Twig Dogwood

This wonderful shrub will add sensational color in the winter with its intense dark red stems. It's a spectacular show in the winter sunlight. Bring the outdoors in and use cut stems for holiday arrangements or for season long color indoors. Colorful twigs of course, but this Cornus also has a non-suckering habit and is dwarf in form, reaching a height of just 3 to 4 feet. Arctic Fire is a breakthrough for both residential gardens and large-scale landscapes.