Prairie Fire Dogwood Cornus

Prairie Fire Dogwood

Cornus alba 'Prairie Fire'

Creamy-white flowers appear late spring followed by white berries in mid-summer. Bright golden leaves fade to a soft yellow and then turn red in fall.  Red to orange-red stems provide winter interest. Matures at 5 feet tall and wide. Excellent for mass plantings. 

Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Height:
5 ft
Spread:
5 ft
USDA Zone:
3
Characteristics:
Key Features:
Fall Color
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Flower Color:
White
Blooms:
Spring
Foliage Color:
Gold
Interest:
Fall
Winter
Uses:
Mass Planting
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

For new plantings, dig a hole one and a half times wider than the plant's container; place plant in hole, keeping the top of the root ball ground level; and back fill with dirt. Water thoroughly and then mulch around the base to conserve moisture and reduce weeds. New plantings require more frequent watering than established plants. Wind, temperature and soil are factors to consider in watering. Feed plants in early spring and again in early fall with an all-purpose fertilizer, following label instructions.