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Cornus sanguinea ‘Anny’s Winter Orange’ (Bloodtwig Dogwood)

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One of the best Bloodtwig Dogwood for vigor and winter display, ‘Anny’s Winter Orange’ (Cornus sanguinea) is a medium-sized deciduous shrub with incredible multiseason interest. It bears large, ovate, mid-green leaves in spring and summer, which happily contrast with the pale yellow-orange stems. Dense clusters of tiny white flowers that will attract butterflies appear in summer. They will give way to clusters of dark purple berries that attract birds. In the fall, the foliage turns warm shades of coral, orange, and gold before falling to the ground, revealing the spectacular stems of ‘Anny’s Winter Orange’. Starting yellow at the base of the plant, they gradually deepen with the frosts to glistening orange and red towards the tips. An invaluable addition to the garden.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Growing up to 3-4 ft. high and across (90-120 cm), this Dogwood is a multi-stemmed, suckering shrub with beautiful elliptic to ovate leaves.
  • Cornus sanguinea performs best in full sun to part shade, in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils. It is not fussy about soils, provided they are kept evenly moist and well-drained.
  • Easy to grow and care for, it is also deer-resistant.
  • Cornus sanguinea looks spectacular when massed in shrub borders or as an informal hedge or privacy screen. Combine it with dark green or blue conifers to provide contrast and with Asters or Sedums for a great fall color show.
  • Dogwoods are susceptible to a range of pests and diseases.
  • While pruning is not required, it should be noted that the best winter stem color appears on new growth. For the best display, cut the stems flush to the ground every 2-3 years in early spring, just as the leaf buds start to swell. This radical pruning, however, means that you will have a bare spot in the garden for a few weeks and miss the creamy-white flowers or attractive berries since they only form on second-year growth. Alternatively, if severe pruning seems too onerous, one-quarter or one-third of the oldest stems could be pruned in early spring each year to stimulate the growth of new stems.
  • Cornus sanguinea is a dogwood species native to most of Europe and western Asia. It is widely grown as an ornamental plant, whose available cultivars have been selected for their winter glowing colors.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Cornaceae
Genus Cornus
Common names Dogwood
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ (Hakone Grass)
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Aster amellus ‘Violet Queen’ or ‘Veilchenkönigin’ (Italian Aster)
Erica carnea ‘Myretoun Ruby’ (Winter Heath)
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’ (Chinese Silver Grass)
Sedum ‘Herbstfreude’ (‘Autumn Joy’)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Cornaceae
Genus Cornus
Common names Dogwood
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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