Firebird Variegated Flowering Dogwood Tere (Cornus florida ‘Fircomz’)
Firebird Variegated Flowering Dogwood Tere
Can you not choose between red, white, pink, or green ornamental? Let’s make your life easier by presenting you with a tree that will give you them all! Even the local pollinators will be buzzing with an overwhelming amount of excitement!
In the spring, the glorious Firebird™ Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida ‘Fircomz’) has an enchanting array of colors of white, pink, red, and green throughout its incredible foliage. Not to mention the cute white and rosy red flowers that bloom beautifully in the mix with its colorful foliage in the spring. The flowers are actually colorful bracts with button-like flowers at their centers, making them long-lasting starry delights!
In the cool fall weather, your shrub will surprise you with ruby-red fruits nestled among the mix of its plum-purple and fluorescent-pink fall foliage! Your local songbirds will flock to these juicy berries and any that aren’t carried away will add color and interest to your winter garden décor!
Firebird™ is a full and well-branched shrubby tree, but can be ‘limbed-up’ to create a multi-trunked tree form with ease! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9, this colorful form of the native Dogwood lights up the landscape without sacrificing space! Growing into a rounded canopy 15-18 feet round!
You’re going to want to make this shrub the centerpiece of your landscaping and it will work its magic attracting everyone’s attention! The sheer amount of color throughout the seasons makes Firebird™ the ideal ornamental backdrop and hedge! Anchor a foundation planting or border garden with this colorful tree!
When the lowest limbs of this shrubby and well-branched tree create vibrant hedges for privacy and property definition! Add to mixed shrub borders or use Firebird™ as the feature planting to screen off an outdoor garden room in sheer color! Dogwood would look great anywhere you want to plant it! Use it as an accent tree in your garden, plant it in a woodland garden, or just plant it on its own!
Create an invigorating reading nook, or rousing bistro breakfast setting by combining this colorful tree with an allée of this with other colorful ornamental trees, shrubs, and the added year-round privacy that evergreen trees and shrubs can offer!
Flowering Dogwood Trees are full sun trees! You’ll enjoy the most color and the most blooms! But in hotter climates, Firebird™ appreciates morning sun and afternoon shade! Plant in richly organic, slightly acidic, and well-drained soil. This allows for optimal growth and ensures that the tree will be healthy and well-structured. A 3-4 inch layer of mulch should be placed at the base year-round to keep the soil moist. Deep irrigation is also recommended for full sun environments to encourage consistent moisture at the roots.
Prune Dogwood to shape when dormant, and remove water growth or suckers after flowering. Decide what you want to keep first, then remove crossed branches and branches heading into the interior of the canopy to open it up for sunlight penetration and air circulation. A bit on the slower-growing side, after all, it takes a lot of energy to be this dramatic and full of colors! But that means less work and maintenance on your part too!
Your days of indecisiveness are over because this shrub will give you anything and everything you could have ever dreamed of!
|Common name||Firebird Variegated Flowering Dogwood Tere|
|Botanical name||Cornus florida 'Fircomz'|
|Height||15 - 18 ft.|
|Width||15 - 18 ft.|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||When Dormant|
|Flower color||Pinkish Red & White|