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Cornus alba hedging

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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
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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.

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Cornus alba hedging reviews

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Cornus alba hedging

  • Customer also bought: .... :
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  • Cornus stolonifera 'Flaviramea'
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Excellent
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Cornus alba hedging

  • Customer also bought: .... :
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  • Forsythia hedge
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  • Cornus alba 'Sibirica'
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Plant a little weak but tall. Hopefully with TLC, will flourish
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