Cornus Sanguinea Magic Flame or Dogwood Magic Flame As with most Dogwood species, Cornus Sanguinea Magic Flame also boasts vibrantly coloured stems and rich autumn colour. This medium-sized deciduous shrub bears large, ovate green leaves in spring and summer, that gradually turn to vivid hues of yellow, orange and red in the autumn. The autumnal explosion of foliage colours is truly a sight to behold, but even when the leaves drop in the winter, Dogwood Magic Flame adds colour to the landscape. The bare winter branches of this shrub are stunning orange-yellow with bright red tips that makes it seem like it’s ablaze, hence the name Cornus Sanguinea Magic Flame.
In addition to being highly decorative, this multi-stemmed shrub is also attractive to pollinators and good for wildlife owing to the tiny white blooms it produces in the summer, which are followed by black fruits.
Height and Spread of Cornus Sanguinea Magic Flame The ultimate height of Dogwood Magic Flame is between 1.5 and 2.5 metres, the same as the expected spread of this suckering shrub.
How Hardy is Cornus Sanguinea Magic Flame Pest-free, disease-free, and generally quite tough, Cornus Sanguinea Magic Flame is fully hardy in the United Kingdom. As a sign of its hardiness and a generally great performance in UK gardens, this dogwood variety has been awarded the Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the Royal Horticultural Society.
How To Use Cornus Sanguinea Magic Flame With a highly ornamental appearance, multiple seasons of interest, and undemanding nature, Dogwood Magic Flame has many uses in the garden. Its gorgeous foliage and eye-catching vibrant stems make it stand out in mixed shrub borders, where Cornus Sanguinea Magic Flame adds interest and colour even when the rest of the plants are in its dormant phase. To boot, this attractive shrub is deer resistant, so it can also serve as an informal hedge with year-round interest.
How To Care For Cornus Sanguinea Magic Flame Easy to grow and care for, Dogwood Magic Flame will do well in full sun to partial shade. It has no special soil requirements, as it can thrive in any well-drained but moist soil. This is a tough and resistant cultivar that does not require sheltering and will tolerate both harsh winds and sub-zero temperatures.