Cornus – Arctic Sun® – Dogwood – Cornus sanguinea
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.
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
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
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).