First Editions® Firedance™ Dogwood

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You'll adore this well-behaved plant with four seasons of interest! First Editions® Firedance™ Dogwood (Cornus sericea 'Bailadeline') is a smaller, more compact garden shrub that meets the needs of urban gardeners! Colorful Firedance™ Dogwood has plenty of ornamental features to keep you interested every season of every year. Firedance™ Dogwood definitely brings the "wow" factor...and then some!

In spring, basil-green leaves make a perfect backdrop for the tender multitude of exquisite, clustered white flowers that cover the tips of the branches. These flowers are followed by pretty white berries which bring the neighborhood songbirds to your garden to sing in the summer.

With cool fall temperatures, the leaves turn to a rich reddish-purple in a riotous mix. If you plant these with chartreuse or yellow-leaved shrubs, you're in for a spectacular fall show to enjoy with your family and friends. With Firedance™ Dogwood, you'll even get to enjoy a special blaze of winter interest. After the leaves fall, young twigs and stems turn a bright red to heat up the winter landscape.

People grow showy and low-maintenance Firedance™ Dogwood hedges just to have twigs to harvest for Holiday floral arrangements! Don't worry about these versatile, durable shrubs...they are cold-hardy all the way up into Canada. Their roots tolerate being wet, but can handle periodically dry soils, too! Thriving throughout USDA growing zones 2 to 7, this is a fantastic sun-loving ornamental shrub!

Planting and Application:

It's not a surprise that these beautiful compact shrubs are perfectly happy in rich, well-drained garden soil. But they also work well in tough Rain Garden situations. Firedance™ is a modern cultivar of a native shrub and can put up with extreme cold and wet soils! Use near a pond or water feature, or as a slope stabilizer to hold soils in place!

You will be pleased by the amount of interest aroused by the nectar-rich clustered flowers. Use these lovely plants as a backdrop in a Butterfly Garden or mixed garden bed.

They are a nice height for a privacy screen behind seating areas. And because they grow lush and full all the way to the ground, you'll have no need for facer plants. Plant them three feet apart for a fast screen, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. Stagger several rows for a very effective mass planting to fill an open area with flowers, berries, fall color, and ornamental winter interest. Add this pretty plant as a facer shrub to the sunny side of windbreaks or shelterbelts. 

Even apartment dwellers can make the most of their balconies by simply growing them in resin containers. Try a few of them along the railing, and you'll create a private flowering bower to daydream and catch up on your newest summer novel.

  • Delicate White Flowers in Spring
  • Fast Growing Compact Form
  • Incredible Multi-Colored Fall Foliage Color & Four Season Interest
  • Brilliant Red Twigs All Winter
  • Supports Butterflies & Beneficial Pollinators
  • White Berries for Songbirds
  • Can Be Grown in Containers, Hedges, Privacy & Winter Interest

#ProPlantTips for Care:

For the brightest winter stems, plant Firedance™ Dogwood in a sunny spot with at least six hours of sunlight. However, this adaptable shrub will tolerate partial shade, as well. Well-drained soil is preferred. However, once it's established in your soil, Firedance™ performs well in wet soils and those that remain periodically dry. Ensure it receives a moderate amount of water regularly for best results.

Mulch with a layer 3 to 4 inches deep to 3 feet outside of the canopy to ensure the root stays cool in the hot summer. Increase water during dry extreme heat. In fall, prune the beautiful red stems for your Holiday containers or renewal prune your shrub by trimming out only the thick, old stems down to ground level every 3-5 years.

  • Loves Full Sun but Can Grow in Partial Shade
  • Adaptable to Wet & Dry Soils
  • Can Grow in Wet or Dry Conditions
  • Seldom Damaged by Deer & Extraordinarily Cold Hardy
  • Low Maintenance - Little Pruning Needed In Late Winter/Early Spring

Create a wonderful space all year long with the help of First Editions® Firedance™ Dogwood shrubs. Order yours from Nature Hills today! Don't miss out on your chance...order enough to complete your entire project today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How fast does Firedance™ Dogwood grow?

The Firedance™ Dogwood shrub is a slower growth rate shrub but that unique foliage is worth the wait!

How big does Firedance™ Dogwood get?

The Firedance™ Dogwood can reach 3 - 4 feet in height and 4 - 5 feet in width in optimal conditions.

Will Firedance™ Dogwood grow in full sun?

The Firedance™ Dogwood grows in full sun and partial shade, but has the most blooms and the best stem color is achieved in full sun.

Are Dogwood shrubs good for wildlife?

The Dogwood Shrub is a fantastic wildlife shrub and it's a pollinator-friendly native that feeds birds with its fruit and is even a caterpillar host plant.

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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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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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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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First Editions® Firedance™ Dogwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-7
Growing Zones 2-7
More Information
Brand First Editions
Botanical Name Cornus sericea 'Bailadeline'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Adaptable to Most Soils
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes