Firedance Dogwood

Cornus sericea 'Bailadeline'

Firedance Dogwood is more compact than the species and has a more 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 followed by red stems in winter, giving multi-season interest. It is tolerant of moist conditions, is suitable for rain gardens, and good on slopes to hold soil in place.

  • Height


  • Width


  • Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Hardiness Zone


  • Heat Zone


  • Shape

    Compact, mounded

  • Flower Color


  • Foliage

    Dark Green

  • Fall Foliage


Bonus Attributes

  • Good for Cut Flowers icon

    Good for Cut Flowers

  • Good in Damp Soil icon

    Good in Damp Soil

  • Ideal for Rain Gardens icons

    Ideal for Rain Gardens

Caring Tips

  • pruning

    Early Spring

  • watering

    Medium To High

  • fertilizing


Watering Distilyium with watering can

Know your zone

Zone Hardiness Map

The colored areas show where this plant thrives. Knowing this will help you select the most appropriate plants for your zone.