Planting Advice for Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'
- Grow in full sun to partial shade.
- Dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you are planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to refill once the shrub is in place.
- We've found that a square hole is better than a round one as the new roots, once they reach the edges, tend to grow in a circle round the circumference of the hole whereas when they reach the corners of a square hole, they find it easier to grow through.
- Before planting, soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
- Remove the plant from its pot, tease out a few of the roots and add mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish more quickly.
- Place your shrub in the hole at the same level as the pot, then refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
- Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the rootball, and water well.
Aftercare advice for Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'
- Keep plants well-watered until established.
Pruning Advice for Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'
- Remove a third of the stems back to ground level in March, when the new buds start to swell to promote new growth, which has the best colour.