Prairie Fire Dogwood
Cornus alba 'Prairie Fire'
Full sun, Partial sun
Keep soil moist.
|Botanical Pronunciation||KOR-nus AL-ba|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 7 ft. tall and wide; can be maintained at 5 ft. with pruning.|
|Flower Attribute||Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil moist.|
|Companion Plants||Chokeberry (Aronia); Boxwood (Buxus); Japanese Sweet Flag (Acorus); Sweetspire (Itea); Ninebark (Physocarpus)|
Prefers enriched, evenly moist, well-drained soils but highly adaptable; tolerates dry conditions and wet soils once established. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Fertilize in spring. To encourage more vibrant stems, hard prune one-third of oldest stems annually in late winter.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-7