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Cornus sericea 'Farrow'

Dogwood - Red Osier Arctic Fire®

'Arctic Fire'® Dogwood is a dwarf cultivar which attains a manageable height of 3-5' feet. The brilliant red stems of this native to North America are a showstopper in the winter sunlight. Its compact size is a welcome addition to small gardens or residential landscapes. 'Arctic Fire'® is easily grown in nearly any site and soil type. Cut stems are a lovely component in winter arrangements and holiday dècor! 'Arctic Fire'® blossoms on old wood, giving way to berries in late summer. Formerly known as Cornus stolonifera, this deer resistant, compact shrub is a fine plant for borders, groupings, containers and winter gardens.

Our plants come with extra large and fibrous root systems, ready to plant and flourish!

Key Plant Details


Planting Zones:

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7


Soil Type:

Clay, Sandy, Loamy


Light Requirement:

Shade, Sun



Average, Wet

Plant Characteristics


Mature Size:

4-5 feet in height, 4-6 foot spread


Annual Growth Rate:



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Shop By Use:

Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Juglone Tolerant, Winter Interest

Care Tips

Care Tips - Growing:

Pruning is essential for these plants to maintain their best feature: bright red stems. Provide good air circulation to minimize leaf spot. One of the most shade tolerant ornamental shrubs. Excellent for cutting. Note: stem color develops in autumn and persists through spring.

Care Tips - Pruning:

To maintain best stem color, keep primarily to just one and two year old stems. The entire plant can be cut to stumps each spring (note that this will remove flowers), or one-third of the oldest branches can be removed at ground level each spring.

Care Tips - Soil:

Highly adaptable, but does best in moist, even wet soils. Tolerates dry conditions once established.

Care Tips - Uses:

Mass plantings; cutting gardens; naturalizing; hedges; rain gardens; cutting gardens; foundation plantings.

Zone Map

This plant will grow in these zones