Cornus – Arctic Sun® – Dogwood – Cornus sanguinea

Garden Height
36 - 48
48 - 60
36 - 48
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
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Resists: Deer

Fall Interest

Winter Interest

Maintenance Notes

The best red color appears on one and two year old stems; older stems will turn corky and brown. To maintain a colorful display, you can do one of two things: one, cut the whole plant back to short stubs every other year. Two, cut out one-third of the oldest stems every year. This option is recommended if you planted your Arctic Fire® dogwood to provide coverage. Early spring is the best time to prune.

If desired, apply a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs at pruning time.

Uses Notes

Beautiful in the landscape or a container to add winter interest. Stems may be cut for winter flower arrangements.

PLEASE NOTE: Arctic Sun® Dogwood Cornus is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of FL.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On Old Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Cut Flower, Landscape

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements Medium, High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 60 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information
2 1/4" finishes to 1 gallon in 10-14 weeks, Quick Turn finishes to 2-3 gallon in 12-16 weeks.

Pinching and Growth Regulators

Pest and Disease Management

Grower Tips
Easy to grow and adaptable, but not tolerant of high heat and humidity. Best color is seen on one and two year old stems Trim up to three times to develop a full, rounded habit. Practice good sanitation to reduce or eliminate fungal diseases (downy mildew, anthracnose, and leaf spot).

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