Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'
Description: Medium sized, deciduous shrub with dense, upright growth. Produces ovate, mid-green leaves and small, cream/white flowers in May and June. Leaves turn an excellent orange-yellow in the autumn then slowly revealing brilliant flame-coloured stems as the leaves fall away. Shoots begin a magnificent yellow-orange shade, with the tips turning a brilliant red as the season goes on, giving the shrub a flaming look. Perfect for bringing a burst of colour to bare winter gardens.
Cornus Growing Tips: Tolerant of a range of soils and locations but best in fertile, humus-rich well-drained neutral to acid soil in full sun or part shade. Prune hard around February to enjoy colourful new stems.
Height and Spread (after 10 years): 2m x 2m