Also known as the Bloody dogwood or bloodtwig on account of its glowing winter colour, Cornus ‘Midwinter Fire’, is one of the best for colour, being much prized for its vibrant orange-flushed red stems. Widely grown as ornamental plants, dogwoods are a subtle, underestimated garden staple which come into their own when their leaves change colour in a glorious display in autumn, falling to reveal the flame-coloured branches so popular with gardeners. Fully winter hardy, dogwoods are a popular shrub for any garden or even a large container as they are fairly unfussy and are both easy to grow and low maintenance, with a long season of interest – all year round! In spring, dogwoods bust into bloom with heads of dainty white flowers that are a magnet to butterflies and bees. These are followed in late summer by black berries that will attract all manner of birds into your garden. You can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come. Grow in sun or partial shade, but be aware that dogwood produces the best stem colour when grown in full sun.
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