Vivid Red Stemmed Dogwood (Cornus alba 'sibirica') Hedge Plants Description
Dogwoods are mostly grown for their coloured stems and provide a bright flash of colour in Autumn and Winter. We have several varieties but they all have similar habits - creamy, white flowers in Spring, followed by blue/white berries, with oval dark green leaves, which redden in Autumn, and then fall to reveal the gorgeous brightly coloured stems. They look great with other species in a mixed hedge or standing on their own. Dogwoods are very hardy and do well in sunny sites or partial shade and especially in moist areas. They are also very good in front of an evergreen hedge where normally nutrients, water and sunlight would be in short supply. Robins and mistle thrushes love the berries in late Summer/early Autumn.
To get the brightest coloured stems, Dogwoods should be treated with "tough love", don't prune them in the first year, but after that, before they bud (February/March) cut them down to a woody base within 4" of the ground every year, feed and water well and you will be rewarded with bright new shoots. Old plants can be regenerated by cutting out the old wood from the centre of the plant.
See our ultimate Dogwood hedging guide for more information.
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Prices shown are the price per plant. Planting distances are very much a matter of choice - for bare roots, 3 plants per metre is adequate, 5 is good, 7 in a double staggered row will give a dense hedge quicker. Generally, smaller plants should be planted at higher density. Cell grown should be planted at 4 per metre in a single row or ideally 6 per metre in a staggered row. Planting density for pot grown plants is as shown below.
Cell grown and pot grown plants are available all year round. Bare roots are only available from november to late April/early May.
Youll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed in the product grid. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long youre willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.
For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section
is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
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|Pallets (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)||£30.00 delivery charge (orders up to £200 incl VAT)||Orders of £200 and over - FREE|
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