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Cornus alba hedging

Red-Barked Dogwood hedge plants

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Cornus alba hedging, the red dogwood, is easily recognised for its bright red stems. Adding year round colour to any site, Cornus alba also provides treats for wildlife with blue berries in late summer - a favourite with robins!

  • Best Features: Bright red stems, blue berries, wildlife friendly, year round interest
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1-3m high
  • Growth Rate: Fast | 40-60cm a year
  • Position: Moist or normal soil in sun or partial shade is ideal, inland
  • Also Consider: The full range of Dogwood hedge plants for a choice of vibrant winter colour

* Please note, 1 bare root = 1 Red Dogwood plant, not a bundle of plants. We use a mixture of bare root photos taken in leaf from our growing sites in summer, as well as during the bare root planting season when Red Dogwood may be defoliated.

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Dogwood hedge - Red (Cornus alba) description

Similar to our other varieties of Dogwood, Cornus alba has green foliage which turns red in autumn and pretty white, spring flowers. After the red leaves fall, the bare red branches of red twig dogwood are left to make a stunning stand alone feature.

Most popular uses for Red Dogwood hedging

Create a colourful informal hedge with wonderful winter interest and wildlife value, or plant Cornus alba in front of an evergreen row to add a splash of winter interest.– Dogwoods are happy in poor soils like those that are lacking in nutrients.

Combine Dogwood with

Plant Red Dogwood as a stand-alone feature or mix with our other colourful Dogwood hedging plants to create a fiery concoction.

Growth rate of Cornus alba

Red Dogwood is fast growing and can achieve approximately 40-60cm a year. Dogwood alba is ideal for heights between 1-3m.

Care advice for Red Dogwood hedges

All Dogwoods benefits from a ‘less is more’ approach when it comes to pruning and Cornus alba is no exception. It does not need trimming in its first year. After that, it should be cut right back to approximately 4 inches from the ground. By pruning in February/March, before the buds appear, it encourages more vibrant coloured shoots. Please view the Best4Hedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section.

Suggested planting density of Cornus alba hedging

To find out about planting density recommendations for Cornus alba, please see the product table above. In the 'No. Per Metre' column you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

Cornus alba 'Siberica' is available to buy year round as Pot Grown and Cell Grown plants. Bare Roots are available from November to late April/early May and can be pre-ordered for delivery in early autumn.

On the whole, our Red-Barked Dogwood hedges are UK grown by our experts who have years of nursery growing knowledge and experience under their belt. On the rare occasion that we do source Red Dogwood from outside of the UK, we try to ensure that our suppliers are unbeaten on quality. At best for hedging we make every effort to make sure that your plants reach you in the freshest condition and that they are of the highest achievable standard plants, all whilst protecting our great prices. Rest assured, you can buy Red Dogwood hedging plants online with absolute confidence.

Showing 20 of our total 61 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 61 reviews for Cornus alba hedging.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 61 ratings.
December 27, 2020 | Anonymous
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July 24, 2020 | Anonymous
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A great starting plant.....

April 19, 2020 | Anonymous
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Very good quality plants, which arrived in excellent condition

March 21, 2020 | Bhupinder
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As Above

March 19, 2020 | Anonymous
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February 18, 2020 | Anonymous
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February 7, 2020 | Susan Spivey
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April 21, 2019 | Anonymous
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big size and healthy, great value

April 1, 2019 | Mrs K Forman
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Very healthy plants at very reasonable prices

March 27, 2019 | Anonymous
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Superb value and quality, better than all the rest.

March 27, 2019 | Iain McCaskey
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As Above

January 25, 2019 | Anonymous
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June 2, 2018 | Anonymous
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Great products. I’m not disappointed at all

April 16, 2018 | Lisa Macintyre
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taller than expected, look good

March 22, 2017 | Anonymous
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As Above

March 13, 2017 | Anonymous
Cornus alba hedging

Excellent service from Andrew Berry - very helpful and nothing was too much trouble!

March 13, 2017 | Anonymous
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Our Groundsman says the plants looked healthy.

March 10, 2017 | Anonymous
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As Above

February 28, 2017 | Anonymous
Cornus alba hedging

swift delivery, excellent packing

February 28, 2017 | Anonymous
Cornus alba hedging

Looks good so far- we'll see if they grow!

Delivery Cost

Free Delivery - The majority of orders over the minimum order values shown below are delivered FREE to UK Mainland.
(Exceptions apply - see Delivery Areas)

All Costs & Min. Order
Shown as ex VAT

Min. Order
Free Delivery



Pot Grown
& Topiary





Standard Delivery


Under 1.2m


Pot Size
Up To & Incl 7.5L

(Min Qty 12)


& Fruit Trees

Small Hand Tools, Irrigation
Canes & Mulch Matting

Rootgrow, Bonemeal,
Seaweed & AfterPlant

Tall Box Delivery


Over 1.2m






Large Tools

Pallet Delivery




Pot Size 10L & Above
& Root Ball Topiary


(Min Qty 3)

Pleached &
Espalier Trees
(Min Qty 5)


Pallet Deliveries

Some plants are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard box, in which case we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £170 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £170 (ex VAT) please call us on 01257 494 491 or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Areas

EU & NI - As of 1st January 2021, we are no longer delivering to Republic Of Ireland or anywhere else within the EU. Currently, we can no longer deliver to Northern Ireland also.

Scottish Highlands & Islands - Most deliveries to the Scottish Highlands & Islands incur an additional charge. We classify this as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, all Scottish Islands, as well as the Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle of Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by a member of our Sales Enquiries & Advice Team, so please contact us on 01257 494 491

Protected Zones - Some of the species of plants we sell cannot be shipped outside of the UK Mainland under any circumstance, in accordance with regulations set out by DEFRA. Protected Zones we cannot deliver these plants to include all of the Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, Jethou, Lihou, Burhou, Alderney & Ortac), Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, France, Ireland.

Currently, this includes any plants or packs containing plants from the following genera:

  • Amelanchier
  • Cotoneaster
  • Crataegus
  • Malus
  • Pyracantha
  • Sorbus

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3 to 7 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root Balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging, and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and best4hedging has no further liability for them should they fail. You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

You can buy with confidence from best4hedging.

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You can order online or over the phone by calling our dedicated Sales & Advice team. 

If you have any further questions in regards to payment, please do get in touch. You can read our Terms & Conditions here.

Call our Sales & Advice team on 01257 261 243

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