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Cornus Arctic Sun®
ENLARGE IMAGE Intense winter color and beautiful summer backdrop
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Cornus Arctic Sun®

Dramatic winter interest!
ZONE 4,5,6,7,8
As low as $14.99
  • Stunning winter color
  • Dwarf size 3'-4' tall and wide
  • Very shade tolerant
  • Use cut stems for holiday arrangements
  • Ship size: Starter Quart
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Cornus Arctic Sun® Description

Arctic Sun® is a workhouse in winter just when you need it, its unique color really shines in the landscape! After leaves drop in fall its stems are revealed - brilliant yellow at the base, blending gradually with orange, and tipped with coral-red. Each shrub is a glowing display! Arctic Sun® is a unique departure from the standard red twig dogwood and its stems work well for adding a twist to holiday arrangements and season long indoor displays. Best of all, its dwarf size, reaching 3’-4’ tall and wide, allows it to fit in any garden!

Special features: Attracts butterflies, Cold hardy, Color change, Cut flower, Deer resistant, Disease resistant, Easy care, Fast growing, Fall color, Foliage interest, Heat tolerant, Hummingbird lovers, Moisture tolerant, Pest resistant, Rabbit resistant, Winter interest

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Cornus sanguinea Arctic Sun
  • Common name:
    Red twig dogwood
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Sun (6+ hrs/day) to part sun (4-6+ hrs/day)
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    Starter quart
  • Soil type:
  • Soil moisture:
    Average, Moist
  • Height x width:
    3-5' x 3-5'
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
  • Uses:
    Accent, Background, Border, Erosion control, Foundation, Hedge, Massing, Naturalizing, Rain garden, Slopes, Specimen, Waterside, Woodland
  • Cannot ship to:
    FL, AK, HI
  • Patent #: PP 19,892



Soil: Highly adaptable to a wide range of soils.
Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part sun (4-6+ hrs/day).
Water: Prefers moist, evenly wet soils. Tolerates dry conditions once established.
Spacing: 4' apart
Fertilizing: If desired apply a rose fertilizer just after pruning in spring.
Winterizing: No special care going into winter.
Maintenance & pruning: To maintain their best feature, bright stems, ensure stems are 1-2 years old only. To do this you can selectively prune stems in spring, removing one third of the oldest branches each season. Or you can cut the entire plant to the stump each spring (this will remove flowers, since they are produced on old wood).