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CORNUS alba 'Prairie Fire'
Prairie Fire Dogwood, Tatarian Dogwood
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Prairie fire tatarian dogwood is broad, bushy shrub with upright to arching branches and bright yellow leaves that turn fiery red in autumn. This native of northern China, Siberia and Korea is very hardy in the northern part of its range but may suffer from leaf scorch in its southernmost range if planted in full sun. Its most ornamental characteristic is its red-green stems that turn blood red in winter. In the summer, flattened cymes of yellow-green flowers appear followed by small, white to blue, berry-like fruits. Top pruning or shearing is not recommended as it will encourage dense peripheral stem growth, which can encourage fungal disease. This shrub is tolerant of part shade and moist soils. It tends to sucker, forming dense colonies, and may be used to stabilizing banks and inclines or as an informal hedge.
8 - 1
2 - 7
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
6'-8' / 1.8m - 2.4m
4'-6' / 1.2m - 1.8m
Late Spring, Early Summer
Russia/Siberia, China, Korea
Wet Site, Drought, Salt, Soil Compaction
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Yellow, Light Green
Red, Dark Red, Dark Green
Hedges, Mixed Border
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