Cornus sanguinea 'Anny's Winter Orange'

Bloodtwig Dogwood

Plant Type:


Cornus sanguinea 'Anny's Winter Orange' - A vibrant shrub dogwood in the winter landscape, all stems are a mix of yellow, orange and flaming red with one color mixing and blending with the next; where the colors blend orange zones flourish. For those who know the lovely and gentle selection 'Winter Flame' alternately Anny's is on fluorescent fire! or on acid!! Spring brings typical white flattened coins in the form of corymbs, obviously many more in years when pruning is not applied. Late season berries... well, the birds will likely feast before your eyes have the chance! But if they miss 'em the fruits will mature to blackened purple. When autumn settles in green foliage turns yellow to red often in a mix as the stems begin to glow in their exceptional, fiery winter colors. This worthy form of Bloodtwig Dogwood will grow to 8 feet if left to its own genetic disposition; however, pruning will allow for many more younger, beautifully colored stems. As with all the shrub dogwoods with colorful bark the most beautifully colored bark will be had on youngest wood... Every two to three years get your loppers out and prune down to lower leaf buds just as they begin to swell early in the season. Fertile ground in part shade to full sun. Established potted Bloodtwig Dogwood from cutting.

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8 ft


8 ft



Characteristics and Attributes for Cornus sanguinea 'Anny's Winter Orange'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Smooth
  • Colored

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color
  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Songbirds
  • Deer Resistant
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Mostly Sunny
  • Full Sun


  • Shrub Border
  • Cutting Garden
  • Hedge
  • Filler
  • Accent
  • Grouping

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Draining


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Cornus

Cornus. The Dogwoods come in many sizes – low growing shrubs to rounded trees. Many have beautiful winter wood, beautiful flowers and berries for wildlife. Most have terrific fall foliage color. They are indispensable in a garden with almost all species and cultivars sporting 4 seasons of interest. All prefer fertile soils that retain some moisture between rainfalls. Many if not all are a presently a botanical Latin taxonomic tangle. In fact, taxonomists have been very busy renaming both trees and shrubs to the point that they have managed to do to Dogwoods what they foisted upon Asters. For the nursery owner the outcome is nothing but a monstrous tangle of confusion for nurseries and customers alike. And as much as I rail against common names I now use the word "aster" as I utilize "dogwood" for the sake and ease of lubricated communication. Ours are being offered under monikers that are currently embraced by most folks in the industry but followed parenthetically with the swanky new names foisted upon us all by the taxonomists... those elusive, ghostly beings who secretly impose as do the FISA court judges in the U.S. (Uh oh, they've begun an FBI folder on me!!!) We take many of our cues from the esteemed Michael Dirr... not regarding FISA courts or the FBI. You know what I mean. All of our offerings are cutting grown.