Firedance Dogwood Shrub in Flower
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Gorgeous Choice First Editions® Firedance™ Dogwood

  • Four Season Interest
  • Delicate White Flowers in Spring
  • Supports Butterflies and Beneficial Pollinators
  • White Berries for Songbirds
  • Incredible Multi-Colored Fall Foliage Color
  • Brilliant Red Twigs All Winter
  • Compact Form
  • Fast Growing
  • Low Maintenance
  • Little Pruning Needed
  • Can Be Grown in Containers
  • Adaptable to Wet and Dry Soils
  • Extraordinarily Cold Hardy

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 Firedance Dogwood hedges just to have twigs to harvest for Holiday floral arrangements! Plan to cut several of the thickest, oldest stems to the ground in late fall.

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.

Firedance Dogwood is a very popular choice that is in high demand by professional landscape designers across the country. Don't miss out on your chance...order enough to complete your entire project today.

How to Use First Editions Firedance Dogwood in the Landscape

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 of 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 winter interest.

Even apartment dwellers can make the most of their balcony 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.

#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. Apply a three-inch layer of mulch over the root system, then pull it back from directly touching the stems.

In fall, prune the beautiful red stems for your Holiday containers. Trim the thick, old stems down to ground level.

Create a wonderful space all year-long with help from Firedance Dogwood shrubs. Order yours from Nature Hills today!

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
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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

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, Partial Shade
Soil Type Adaptable to Most Soils
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune Early Spring
Fragrant Yes