Compact and beautiful all year!We love it when we can offer a plant like Firedance Dogwood (Cornus sericea ‘Bailadeline’). We are always striving to be on point with the latest trends, but realize that gardens need to be more then trendy. They need to be lasting and make you happy for a long time.Currently the trend is for smaller, more compact plants in the garden to meet the needs of urban gardeners. Firedance Dogwood maxes out at 3’-4’ high and 4’-5’ wide, so it can fit anywhere – even in a favorite large container.But people want a real ‘wow’ factor, too. Something that will keep them interested every season of every year. Firedance Dogwood definitely brings the ‘wow’…and then some! Firedance begins leafing out in the spring. The basil-green leaves are the perfect backdrop for the multitude of white flowers that cover the shrub. The flowers are followed by pretty white berries which bring the neighborhood songbirds to your garden to sing in the summer. In the fall, the leaves turn with the weather to a rich reddish-purple. (If you plant these with chartreuse or yellow leaved shrubs, you’re in for a spectacular fall show!)At this point most shrubs are done, but not Firedance. Once the leaves fall the twigs and stems turn a bright red (hence the name Firedance!) and heat up the winter landscape. The twigs are great to cut for winter floral arrangements, too!On top of that, this shrub loves being wet and works in tough rain garden situations and is also a great slope stabilizer, holding soils in place.Yeah, we love it when we can offer you a plant with as much to give as Firedance Dogwood. Make sure to order yours before they’re gone. We don’t love it when you miss out on a great deal!* Low maintenance * Fast Growing * No pruning needed * Four seasons of interest * Great for containers * Perfect in compact spaces * Works in raingardens and on slopes.
It’s all about the leaves! It wasn’t that long ago that every garden in America wanted a dogwood. These native shrubs were easy to care for and had those classic flowers that everyone “in the know” had to have. (When the daughter of the famous department store magnate had her home on the cover of that famous magazine, it was dogwood branches in the vase on the grand piano, in case you were wondering. After that no socialite worth her silver spoon would be caught dead without several dogwoods available in the garden for floral design.) So, yes, the flowers are beautiful. Even the twigs are beautiful. But the leaves…well…they were just foliage. Until now. Let us introduce you to the newest star in the world of dogwood shrubs – Pucker Up! Dogwood (Cornus stolonifera ‘Neil Z’).This gorgeous plant has leaves that are so elegant and textured that they look almost like they were hand-stitched by master quilt-makers. The flowers are pretty, but the leaves will stop you in your tracks! This new take on an American native is so easy to care for. It handles just about any soil – even wet ones – and thrives in partial shade. It rarely needs pruning to maintain its sexy shape and it also looks good in the winter when its bare branches blush red. Use it in mass plantings along the foundation of your porch, in a naturalistic garden bordering the property line or as a stand-out specimen in a pot by the patio. Plant multiples so that you can cut the branches and bring them inside for very “of-the-moment” decorating. If you have even briefly thought of having a dogwood in your yard, then this is the time to buy and Pucker Up! Dogwood is the shrub. Be the first person you know to have one! Order yours now!* Very hardy native* Heavily textured foliage* Tolerant of a wide range of conditions* Spring flowers* Salt tolerant.
A True Dwarf Red-Twigged Dogwood with 4-Season AppealFinally, a dwarf selection of the native Red-Twigged Dogwood to help you utilize it in your landscape in a variety of ways. This winter gem only gets about 4’ high and wide whereas the regular Red Twigged Dogwood gets to 10’ high and wide. The smaller size with all the attributes of the full-size plant makes it much easier to use.Arctic Fire can be used as beautifully as an informal hedge without pruning, perfect for a 3-4’ screen alongside a patio. They can also be used as a backdrop for a perennial border for the perfect winter interest addition (which can sometimes lack substance during the winter). Let’s not forget too, they make great midrange plants in the shrub border. Informal massing for a more natural look doubles as snow fencing at the prairie’s edge.The cut stems are highly desirable because of the deep, dark red stem color during the winter dormancy period. They are used in urns and pots outdoors for winter and holiday decorations adorning your front entrance or in your garden. They are also used in commercial applications in the same way. They can also be cut and used indoors for winter and holiday décor. A classic for decoration and always in style. White flower clusters are a spring bonus on last year’s stems and are also used in flower arrangements. The foliage is dark green and very attractive all season long. The plants are super hardy in zones 3-7. They grow well in full sun and partial shade, but seem to do quite well even in shade. Easy to care for plants do like some additional water during dry spells. Adaptable to most any soils including wet ones, a real bonus for wet areas.If you are cutting the stems for winter decoration, remove the 2-year-old stems down to the ground (in November) so new shoots come up from the base keeping those stems vivid red. Older stems will not exhibit the great color and those should be removed each spring to the ground to keep the plants vigorous and colorful.*Dwarf selection of a native*Brilliant winter color in the landscape*Cut flowers in spring, and cut branches great for winter and Holiday decorations*Deer proof*Sun or shade, and most any soil.