Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire (syn. 'Winter Flame')'

Bloodtwig Dogwood

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Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ (syn. Thelycrania sanguinea ‘Winter Flame’) – ​​This is a most beautiful Bloodtwig Dogwood when temperatures plummet sporting branches a warm orange-yellow to yellow becoming increasingly pink, coral to red at the tips – a heartwarming color in the winter landscape. The leaves turn bright yellow in autumn. May/June white flowers followed by purple-black drupes are adored by the birds and often eaten before they can be appreciated by humans! Dirr tells us that there is very little if any difference between 'Midwinter Fire' and 'Midwinter Flame' such that one can pass for the other if there are, indeed, actually two different cultivars. Plant ‘Midwinter Fire’ in fertile draining soil. We cut the oldest wood out of our shrubs every 3 years which stimulates new growth. You will achieve better winter stem color on younger wood. This will also help to keep the shrub from growing out of proportion with neighboring plants. Cutting grown.

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6-10 ft


6-8 ft


Item Description Price  
CORNSAMF Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $30.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire (syn. 'Winter Flame')'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Smooth
  • Colored

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads
  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Songbirds
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Hedge
  • Border
  • Accent
  • Hedgerow
  • Specimen
  • Shrub Border

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Draining
  • Fertile


  • North America

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Cornus

Cornus. The Dogwoods come in many sizes – low growing shrubs to rounded trees. They are indispensable in a garden with almost all species and cultivars sporting four seasons of interest. Many exhibit richly-colored winter wood, attractive flowers and pretty berries in blue or white. Most offer terrific fall foliage color. The cultivars that offer gorgeous winter bark are especially well-used as background to lower growing evergeens or as foreground shrubs set before conifers, their stem colors glowing in winter against a backdrop of green, black-green, yellow or blue. All that produce flowers and fruit are very fine choices for the wildlife enthusiast. The trees provide nesting spots. When shrubs are grouped together these also provide nesting opportunities for some species of sparrows and even catbirds among others. The trees and shrubs provide nectar for bees and many other pollinators when in flower. Birds relish the late season fruits. All prefer fertile soils that retain some moisture between rain events. All of our offerings are cutting grown.