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Dwarf shrubTypically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.Produces white flowers in flat cymes followed by pea-sized blue-black fruit. Orange-yellow and red stems in winter.
Hardy - very cold winterHardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
Full sunFor best winter colour.
CORNUS sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'
- Mature Size
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowPrune about a third of the stems back to 2-3 buds above the base in spring. This leaves a framework of stems, allowing new growth to colour for winter. Wildlife plant - bees and other insects.Ornamental barkPests & DiseasesAnthracnose.Place of originEurope (garden origin, Germany. Named in 1990)
Garden Location/ConditionsCoastal / windsweptSuitable for small gardens
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Pruning groupPruning group 4Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
When: Annually in early Spring.
RHS group 5, 6 & 7
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilTolerates allWet or boggy soil
WildlifeBee friendlyRabbit Resistant
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