Cornus alba Golden Prairie Fire
Cornus 'Golden Prairie Fire'  photo courtesy of Monrovia

Golden Prairie Fire Dogwood has attractive chartreuse foliage which emerges bright gold in the spring. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding red in the fall. It has clusters of creamy white flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring followed by white berries in mid summer. The tomato-orange branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest to the garden.

  • Height: 2.1 m (7 ft)
  • Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
  • Hardiness: Zone 2-7
  • Sun or Shade: minimum four hours of direct sun
  • Bloom Time: late spring
  • Leaf Colour: gold
  • Bloom Colour: creamy white
  • Nature Attraction: birds

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Dogwoods are tolerant of most soil and light conditions, and they're one of the few shrubs that thrive in boggy conditions. The best colour is on new stems, so a systematic routine of removing a few of the oldest stems each year is recommended. If the shrub spreads too much, use a spade to trim the roots around the base of the plant and remove unwanted plants.

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