First Editions Firedance™ Dogwood PPAF CPBRAF
Cornus sericea 'Bailadeline' (selection of red twig, red stem or red osier dogwood)
Firedance™ is similar to 'Isanti' but has a much more compact, uniform habit. White flowers in spring are followed by pretty white berries that are attractive to birds. The foliage turns a nice red-purple color in fall, giving multi-season interest. Stems turn red in winter and are good for winter arrangements. It is tolerant of moist conditions, is suitable for rain gardens and good on slopes to hold soil in place. Discovered by Terry Schwartz of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.