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Neon Burst™ Dogwood

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
  • Mature Spread 4 - 5 Feet
  • Growing Zones 2 - 7

The Neon Burst™ Dogwood is a dependable shrub that can handle challenging summer weather while continuing to look fantastic. New leaves of the Cornus alba grow on bold red stems and are chartreuse with hints of bronze. During the summer, the leaves transition to brilliant chartreuse. The hardy foliage resists scorching even during peak afternoon summer sun and heat. The dazzling leaves display purple, red, yellow, and orange hues during the fall. This deciduous shrub loses its foliage during the winter, but the stems turn a glossy deep scarlet red for an unexpected pop of color.

Use this dogwood to provide four seasons of color as part of a mass planting, hedge, or accent. The compact form makes this an excellent plant to feature along a fence or foundation wall. The Neon Burst™ Dogwood is a mounded, upright plant that can easily live as a perennial in USDA zones 2 through 7. Clusters of creamy white flowers bloom in the spring but are generally not very showy. This perennial is grown for its beautiful foliage.

Neon Burst™ Dogwood Care

Plant in full sun to partial shade and use moist but well-drained soil. The soil should have a slightly acidic or neutral pH. Water the plant weekly, especially during the first growing season. Once it is established, the plant may not need as much help with water, but give it a drink when the top several inches of soil are dry.

Apply a balanced fertilizer every few weeks during the growing season to support new growth. The Neon Burst™ Dogwood is a mounded shrub that naturally maintains a rounded shape, so pruning is not necessary, but you can trim the plant to better fit your space. 

Neon Burst™ Dogwood Spacing

This upright plant will grow 4 to 5 feet tall and wide. When creating a hedge or mass planting, dogwood shrubs can be spaced 2 to 4 feet apart.

Neon Burst™ Dogwood Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 2 - 7
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet
Mature Spread: 4 - 5 Feet
Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green, Orange, Purple
Foliage Description: Multi-Color
Seasonal Interest: Fall Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: Birds
Container Role:
Uses: Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Neon Burst™ Dogwood
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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.

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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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  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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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.