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Prairie Fire Dogwood

Cornus alba 'Prairie Fire'

SKU
04528
A very hardy and colorful accent shrub with bright golden foliage that fades to soft a yellow in the summer. Creamy white spring flowers yield ornamental berries in midsummer. Brilliant red fall foliage drops to reveal flaming orange-red stems for winter drama. Versatile and easy to grow. Deciduous.
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Botanical PronunciationKOR-nus AL-ba
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 7 ft. tall and wide; can be maintained at 5 ft. with pruning.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeRepeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorChartreuse
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Ornamental Berries, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist.
Companion PlantsChokeberry (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

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