Arctic Fire® Dogwood
Amazing Red Winter Stems Arctic Fire® Dogwood
- Small Size Works Beautifully in Modern Yards
- Bright Red Winter Color on Young Stems Holds Until Spring
- Cut Branches are Great for Winter and Holiday Decorations
- White Flowers in Early Spring
- Lush Summer Foliage
- Birds Love the White Berries on this Native Shrub
- Tolerates Moist Soil
- Deer Tend to Leave it Alone
Every landscape needs a blaze of color in those long, cold days of winter. Now, even if you have a small landscape, you can grow a special variety of Redosier Dogwood. Arctic Fire® Dogwood is a Proven Winners® selection that is a true dwarf of this beloved native shrub.
Because this superior nativar stays smaller than the species, you can use it throughout your landscape. And who doesn’t love the amazing bright red young stems peeking up out of a white cap of snow?
Arctic Fire Dogwood is a winter gem. The cut stems are highly desirable because of the deep, dark red stem color during the winter dormancy period. Cut stems can be used to great effect in urns and pots outdoors for winter and holiday decorations. They can also be cut and used indoors for winter and holiday décor. These classic, natural decorations are always in style.
Pretty white springtime flower clusters develop on last year's stems. They bring butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden. Try them in cut flower arrangements indoors, adding a branch or two to your bouquet.
These native shrubs are very versatile. They can be planted in full sun or part shade. They tolerate just about any soil, including areas that stay damp. Try them in those challenging wet areas and watch them thrive.
Attractive, dark green foliage looks great all season long. The white flowers develop into small white berries. You might not see them, as the local songbirds love to eat the berries. They will take just as soon as they ripen.
As the leaves turn and fall in autumn, you (and the neighbors!) will start to notice the bright red stems that are left behind. The beautiful, dramatic color of the cut stems is extremely popular for winter decorations.
Try them in your large exterior planters to easily adorn your front entrance or to perk up either side of otherwise bland garage doors. Mix evergreen branches, Holly or Magnolia with these dark red stems in your containers.
You’ll love the look all winter long. Add twinkle lights and exterior decorations for your winter enjoyment as you wish. Enjoy these small shrubs!
The smaller overall size of this Redosier Dogwood makes it easy to use wherever you might want a deep dark red colored shrub. Order your Arctic Fire today!
How to Use Arctic Fire® Dogwood in the Landscape
Arctic Fire Dogwood makes a fantastic shorter hedge that flowers, fruits and give a wonderful winter show. We recommend keeping it as an informal hedge. It looks best when allowed to grow naturally without shearing.
Just give it the room it needs to reach its full spread, and you’ll be thrilled with the performance. Arctic Fire is perfect for a 3-4' screen alongside a patio.
It also can be used along the length of your driveway as an excellent snow fence. Plant it against the prevailing winds to catch and hold snow before it drifts across your driveway. Ease your winter shoveling task with these little beauties.
This showy Redosier Dogwood selection is an outstanding plant to use for naturalizing. Use an odd number in a loose grouping scattered along the edge of a prairie or throughout a woodland garden.
Repeat Arctic Fire along the length of a perennial border for an excellent backdrop. You’ll gain wonderful winter interest and structure through the dormant season. The bright red stems look incredible with small evergreen shrubs to hold up your design through the winter.
Because it stays compact, you can use Arctic Fire in foundation plantings under your front windows. It will look so cheery all year long. Use a single plant as an accent at the corner of a garage or porch to soften the angles.
This useful deciduous shrub tolerates wetter soils than other shrubs. Use them in low spots that seem to stay wet, near a pond, or as part of a planned Rain Garden. You’ll improve the quality of your local groundwater if you allow pretty plants to filter water runoff from roofs and streets before it hits the storm sewer.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Arctic Fire Dogwoods are super hardy in Zones 3-7. They grow well in full sun and partial shade but seem to do quite well even in shade.
These are easy to care for plants that like some additional water during dry spells. They will be adaptable to most soils, including wet ones.
The best way to keep Arctic Fire colorful is to renewal prune them. Older stems will not exhibit the great color and those should be removed each spring to the ground to keep the plants vigorous and colorful. In fall, cut the oldest thickest stems right out at the ground level. You’ll leave the thinner, younger stems in place. These are the stems which exhibit the best winter display.
Pruning can be done in fall as your source for cut material that you want to use for cut stems for your containers and urns for winter decoration. You can also prune anytime during the winter or early spring before the new growth starts. It’s easier if you prune when the leaves are off, as you’ll be more able to see what you are doing.
If you are cutting the stems for winter decoration, remove the 2-year-old stems down to the ground in November. Next year, you’ll see new shoots coming up from the base which will be a vivid red that following winter.
Order plenty of these lovely small Arctic Fire Dogwood shrubs. You’ll want plenty of the bright red stems for winter interest!
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Proven Winners ColorChoice|
|Botanical Name||Cornus stolonifera 'Farrow'|
|Mature Height||3 - 4 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|