Tartarian Dogwood, Prairie Fire

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Cornus alba 'Prairie Fire'

Height: 5-8ft
Spread: 5-8ft
Zone: 3-7
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Growth Rate: Fast
Bloom Time/Color: May-June; cream
Uses: Specimen, borders, hedges, screens, massing
Maintenance: Low
Other: Fall color, rabbit/deer resistant, attracts birds, winter interest

Tartarian dogwoods have long been planted for their uniquely colored stems and multi-season interest. Spring brings cream-colored flowers in flat cymes which mature into bluish-white fruits in summer. 'Prairie Fire' has vivid chartreuse leaves throughout the growing season before changing to shades of red and orange in autumn. The main attraction are the bright red-orange stems once leaves have dropped. They truly stand out against the snowy landscape of winter. Tartarian dogwoods prefer consistently moist soils in full sun to part shade and can tolerate wet or boggy soils, clay, and occasional drought. A thick layer of mulch is beneficial.

Extra Information

Design Ideas/Themes:
Formal, Rustic, Rain Garden, Bog
Native Habitat:
Eastern/Central Asia

Warranty Information

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