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Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' /Midwinter Fire Bloodtwig Dogwood

Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'   / Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'
Colony of the bloodtwig dogwood in late summer
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Colony of the bloodtwig dogwood in late summer

Yellow stems and foliage turning autumn color

Handsome specimen in front of a stone wall in North Carolina

Specimen tree

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Scientific Name: Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'
Common Name: Midwinter Fire Bloodtwig Dogwood
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Its showy yellow branches with red twigs that last all winter. Birds eat the fruit. Not well adapted to the hot, humid South. Needs considerable cold to perform well. Makes a handsome mass planting or as a single specimen.