Dogwood hedge - Vivid Red (Cornus alba 'Sibirica') description
The green foliage of this Vivid Red Dogwood turns fiery red in the autumn. Once the leaves have fallen, this hedging shrub really earns its name - the red stemmed dogwood, leaving vivid red stems that stand out a mile in the dull winter landscape. Its blue berries are popular with birds and its white spring flowers make a pretty display.
Best uses for Cornus alba 'Sibirica' hedges
Primarily grown for its stem colour, you can plant Cornus alba 'Sibirica' to create a colourful informal hedge with wonderful winter interest and wildlife value. Or, plant red-barked dogwood in front of evergreen plants to add a splash of winter interest. Dogwoods are happy in poor soils that are lacking in nutrients.
Combine Dogwood hedging with
Plant Cornus alba 'Sibirica' as a stand-alone feature or add other colourful Dogwood hedging plants to create a fiery mix.
Growth rate of Vivid Red Dogwood
Red Dogwood is fast growing and can achieve approximately 40-60cm pa. Dogwood alba Siberica is perfect for heights between 1-3m.
Care advice for Cornus alba 'Sibirica'
Vivid Red Dogwood benefits from a "less is more" trimming approach. It does not need pruning in its first year. After that, Cornus alba 'Sibirica' should be cut right back to approximately 4 inches from the ground. By pruning this much in February/March, before the buds appear, it encourages more brightly coloured shoots. Alternatively, if that's too drastic for you, prune every other plant so you retain some height for the summer but achieve the good stem colour in winter. For further information, please view the best4hedging planting instructions and advice section.
Recommended planting density of Vivid Red Dogwood hedges
For information on planting density please see the product table. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.
Cornus alba 'Sibirica' Hedges are available to buy year round as pot grown and cell grown hedging plants. Bare roots are available from November to late April/early May and can be pre-ordered for delivery in early autumn.
The bulk of our Vivid Red Dogwood hedges are UK grown by our experts who have years of nursery growing knowledge and expertise under their belt. On the odd occasion when we do source Vivid Red Dogwood from outside of the UK, we try to ensure that our suppliers are unbeaten on quality. At best4hedging we make every effort to make sure that your plants reach you in the freshest condition and that they are of the highest quality, all whilst protecting our great prices. Rest assured, you can buy Vivid Red Dogwood hedging plants online from best4hedging with absolute confidence.