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Arctic Fire® Red Twig Dogwood

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 2-7
  • Height 3-5 Feet Tall
  • Spread 3-5 Feet Wide

This shrub will add a bright spot of glowing red color to your landscape during the cold, winter months. The stems turn bright red in the winter and look fabulous against the white snow. The stems can be cut to create gorgeous outdoor planters and holiday decorations.

Arctic Fire Dogwood is native to North America. Clusters of white flowers form on last year’s stem in the spring. The flowers produce white berries that are quickly eaten by birds soon after ripening. The flowers are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds and this shrub is deer resistant.

Arctic Fire Red Twig Dogwood Care

Arctic Fire Red Twig Dogwood can be grown in partial or fun sun conditions in USDA hardiness zones 2 through 7. This shrub grows to be 3 to 5 feet in height and width at maturity in an upright form. This shrub tolerates wet soils so it can be planted in a low spot in your landscape or a rain garden. It can be used to create a short hedge, as a specimen plant, in a perennial garden or as a container plant. Plant this shrub in a location where you’ll often see it’s bright red stems during the dull days of winter.

Pruning Arctic Fire Red Twig Dogwood should be done in the fall. However, pruning and maintenance is not required. Newer stems exhibit brighter colors during the winter months. So cut older stems to the ground in the fall for a lovelier winter display. Trim back less than 25 percent of the stems if you do decide to prune.

Arctic Fire Red Twig Dogwood Spacing

Space multiple Arctic Fire Dogwood plants 4 feet apart on center to form a hedge. Plant at least 5 feet apart if space between the plants is desired.

Arctic Fire Red Twig Dogwood Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 2-7
Flower Color(s): White
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Color(s): Green
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height Class: Tall
Height: 3-5 Feet
Spread: 3-5 Feet
Spacing: 4-5 Feet
Habit: Upright
Blooms On: Old Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Arctic Fire® Cornus stolonifera 'Farrow' USPP 18,523
Common Name: Arctic Fire® Red Twig Dogwood
Other Name(s): Swida Sericea, Red Osier Dogwood
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®
Drought Tolerant: No
Features: Winter Interest; Dwarfing

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

11 Reviews - Arctic Fire® Red Twig Dogwood Show Reviews

  • 2

    Posted by Nina Tornabene on Jul 2nd 2021

    Mostly just green leaves

  • 5
    Great plant!

    Posted by Nancy C. Bessonen on Jun 25th 2021

    I received my Red twig Dog wood in a timely manner. I was a tad wllted but as soon as I took it out of the box it perked right up! It's now in the ground and is a happy camper, growing well. I'm more than happy with it and this company I got it from.

  • 5

    Posted by Angie Heflin on Jun 4th 2021

    My plants arrived healthy and carefully packed so they did not get damaged by shipping.

    Once unpacked, they were full and green and looking pretty happy. They are planted and on their way.

    The order process was professional and so helpful.
    It’s great to have a source for those harder-to-find plants that you didn’t even know you needed!

  • 5
    Arctic Fire® Red Twig...

    Posted by Customer on Sep 19th 2020

    Arctic Fire® Red Twig Dogwood

  • 5
    Arrived in great condition, growing...

    Posted by Becca Templeton on Jun 30th 2020

    I was nervous about ordering plants online as I assumed they wouldn’t survive the shipping. They arrived on a very hot day and still looked in great condition right out of the box.
    They’ve been planted for a few weeks and are already growing quickly.

  • 5
    Healthy plants - so far so...

    Posted by Traci Hoogland on Jun 15th 2020

    Both of my Artic Fire Red Twig Dogwood plants arrived healthy. They have only been in the ground for ten days, but they seem to be doing great

  • 5
    Healthy young...

    Posted by M Ogden on Jun 7th 2020

    The Arctic Fire dogwoods arrived very promptly after they were shipped. They were in excellent condition, and are doing well.

  • 5
    Red twig...

    Posted by Mary Kay on Jun 1st 2020

    Good,strong plants.Veryhealthy.

  • 5
    Terrific shrub for very windy snowy...

    Posted by Amy on May 14th 2020

    My Arctic fire is about 5 years old now and grew well from the get go. It is about 5 1/2 feet tall now and as wide. It is in a very windy place and gets hammered with blizzards here on PEI. It is quite strong and retains most of its branches every year. Looks terrific in winter and in early spring, really brightens up the landscape.
    The leaves and summer flowers have interest as well. Great plant, attractive and tough.