Firebird™ Variegated Flowering Dogwood Tree

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Can you not choose between red, white, pink, or green ornamental? Let's make your life easier by presenting you with a tree that will give you them all! Even the local pollinators will be buzzing with an overwhelming amount of excitement!

In the spring, the glorious Firebird™ Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida 'Fircomz') has an enchanting array of colors of white, pink, red, and green throughout its incredible foliage. Not to mention the cute white and rosy red flowers that bloom beautifully in the mix with its colorful foliage in the spring. The flowers are actually colorful bracts with button-like flowers at their centers, making them long-lasting starry delights!

In the cool fall weather, your shrub will surprise you with ruby-red fruits nestled among the mix of its plum-purple and fluorescent-pink fall foliage! Your local songbirds will flock to these juicy berries and any that aren't carried away will add color and interest to your winter garden décor!

Firebird™ is a full and well-branched shrubby tree, but can be 'limbed-up' to create a multi-trunked tree form with ease! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9, this colorful form of the native Dogwood lights up the landscape without sacrificing space! Growing into a rounded canopy 15-18 feet round!

Planting and Application:

You're going to want to make this shrub the centerpiece of your landscaping and it will work its magic attracting everyone's attention! The sheer amount of color throughout the seasons makes Firebird™ the ideal ornamental backdrop and hedge! Anchor a foundation planting or border garden with this colorful tree!

When the lowest limbs of this shrubby and well-branched tree create vibrant hedges for privacy and property definition! Add to mixed shrub borders or use Firebird™ as the feature planting to screen off an outdoor garden room in sheer color! Dogwood would look great anywhere you want to plant it! Use it as an accent tree in your garden, plant it in a woodland garden, or just plant it on its own!

Create an invigorating reading nook, or rousing bistro breakfast setting by combining this colorful tree with an allée of this with other colorful ornamental trees, shrubs, and the added year-round privacy that evergreen trees and shrubs can offer!

  • Colorful Array of White, Pink, Red & Green Foliage!
  • Cute White & Rosy Spring Flowers
  • Plum-Purple & Fluorescent Pink Fall Foliage
  • Pollinator-Friendly Blooms & Red Berries For Birds
  • Excellent Brick Red Fall Color
  • Breathtaking Ornamental Shrubby Trees, Specimens & Accent Tree

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Flowering Dogwood Trees are full sun trees! You'll enjoy the most color and the most blooms! But in hotter climates, Firebird™ appreciates morning sun and afternoon shade! Plant in richly organic, slightly acidic, and well-drained soil. This allows for optimal growth and ensures that the tree will be healthy and well-structured. A 3-4 inch layer of mulch should be placed at the base year-round to keep the soil moist. Deep irrigation is also recommended for full sun environments to encourage consistent moisture at the roots.

Prune Dogwood to shape when dormant, and remove water growth or suckers after flowering. Decide what you want to keep first, then remove crossed branches and branches heading into the interior of the canopy to open it up for sunlight penetration and air circulation. A bit on the slower-growing side, after all, it takes a lot of energy to be this dramatic and full of colors! But that means less work and maintenance on your part too!

  • Full Sun & Afternoon Shade
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Enriched, Well-Drained Acidic Soil
  • Prune When Dormant
  • Resistant & Adaptable Tree or Shrub Form

Your days of indecisiveness are over because this shrub will give you anything and everything you could have ever dreamed of, so order your own Firebird™ Variegated Flowering Dogwood now before it is too late!

Frequently Asked Questions

How big does a Flowering Dogwood get?

The Firebird™ Dogwood grows 15-18 feet tall and wide throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9.

Do Dogwoods like sun or shade?

The Firebird™ Dogwood tree flowers best in full sun for the most color and the most flowers and fruit, but also appreciates afternoon shade in hotter climates.

Where is the best place to plant a Flowering Dogwood?

The Firebird™ Flowering Dogwood Trees do best in very well-drained acidic soil in a sunny to partly sunny location. They prefer consistent moisture and mulched, organic beds.

Are Dogwood Trees messy?

Not at all! Dogwood trees are deciduous trees that will drop leaves and the fruit in the fall. But the leaves are easy to rake up and birds carry away the fruit, or you can enjoy this late summer treat as well!

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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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Firebird™ Variegated Flowering Dogwood Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cornus florida 'Fircomz'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 18 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Red & White
Foliage Color Red, White, Pink & Green
Fall Color Red, Burgundy / Purple, Purple, Pink
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time When Dormant
Fragrant No