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botanical name:
Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'
Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Dogwood
family:  Cornaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 2.00m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
stem/bark: orange
main season: Winter
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
Upright, twiggy, decidous shrub with soft green leaves that turn a buttery yellow in winter. During winter it has breathtaking stems of yellow, orange and pink. Small white flowers in summer.

Moist, fertile soil in sun or part shade, but quite adaptable.

Every few years prune back hard to encourage growth of colourful new stems.

From hardwood cuttings in autumn.

other notes:
Discovered by H. Venhorst in a garden in Germany, about 1980, then raised in Megchelen, Netherlands and named by Van den Dool Cultures B.V. ten years later.

Very similar to Cornus sanguinea 'Beteramsii' which is often considered synonymous.
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