Few plants can have such a dramatic effect in winter than the dogwood Cornus Midwinter Fire, a shrub that without pruning would grow to 3-4 metres.
Given a sunny situation where not too dry, and pruned annually in early spring, Midwinter Fire will make a striking show from November until the end of March, once its leaves have dropped.
The slender stems are orange at the base, suffusing to deep crimson at the tips creating from a distance a blazing fire, equally as showy on dull winter days as in sun.
Pictured here with Galanthus ‘S. Arnott’ and Snowdrops, it makes a stunning display.