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Dogwood - Arctic Sun®

Cornus sanguinea 'Cato'

Arctic Sun® Dogwood is a uniquely colored dwarf cultivar featuring yellow stems with coral-red tips. Stem color develops in autumn, persisting through spring. True to its name Arctic Sun is a bright and joyful splash in the fall and winter landscape. Enjoy cut stems with long lasting color for indoor arrangements. Smaller than the conventional red-twig dogwood, Arctic Sun® is a lovely addition to the residential landscape.  The white spring blossoms attract pollinators.  For best stem color, keep the one and two year stems, pruning out the older stems. Deer resistant. Suitable for mass plantings, hedges, foundation plantings, rain gardens, naturalizing.

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

Pot Size For This Plant Premium Quart
Shipped Height Plant is 5" to 10" above the pot - Shorter plant heights are sometimes due to pruning
Zones 4 to 8
Soil Type Clay, Loamy & Sandy soils
Mature Height & Width 3' - 5' Height and 3' - 5' Spread
Growth Rate Fast
Site Selection Full Sun and Shade
Moisture Requirements Average to wetter soils
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Soil Highly adaptable, but does best in moist, even wet soils. Tolerates dry conditions once established.

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.

Pruning is essential for these plants to maintain their best feature: bright red stems. Determine which method to use based on your design intentions for the plant. 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.