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Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

Vivid Red Dogwood hedge

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Cornus alba 'Sibirica', the red-barked dogwood, boasts bright red stems year-round, vivid red autumn colour, white flowers and blue berries - it's a feast for the eyes!

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

* Please note, 1 bare root = 1 Vivid 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 Vivid Red Dogwood may be defoliated.

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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. Blue berries are popular with birds and 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 like those 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. Please view the Best for Hedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section.

Recommended planting density of Vivid Red Dogwood hedges

For information on planting density 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 '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.

Showing 20 of our total 126 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 126 reviews for Cornus alba 'Sibirica'.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 126 ratings.
February 21, 2021 | Glenn Carpenter
Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

Super plants. Fantastic colours

January 27, 2021 | Anonymous
Cornus alba 'Sibirica'


January 20, 2021 | Anonymous
Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

As Above

January 2, 2021 | Josh Mason
Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

Was great plants and great customer service I recommend this to anyone who wants hedging plants. Great value for money, great delivery fabulous . thank you

December 11, 2020 | Anonymous
Cornus alba 'Sibirica'


November 25, 2020 | Anonymous
Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

Exactly as described and look very healthy.

September 19, 2020 | Moira Clemence
Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

Plants were bigger than expected, a bit leggy

April 11, 2020 | Anonymous
Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

bare-root items in good conditionpotted plants appear very healthy

April 5, 2020 | Anonymous
Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

The plants were a good size on delivery and are growing well in the ground after just one week.

April 5, 2020 | David Altringham
Cornus alba 'Sibirica'


April 5, 2020 | Nathan Bennett
Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

As Above

March 26, 2020 | Anonymous
Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

Great plant great price

March 23, 2020 | Anonymous
Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

Really healthy plants and growing FAST !

March 21, 2020 | Bhupinder
Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

As Above

March 19, 2020 | Anonymous
Cornus alba 'Sibirica'


March 2, 2020 | John McLelland
Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

As Above

February 28, 2020 | Julie Harding
Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

Excellent plants

February 27, 2020 | Robert Hudson
Cornus alba 'Sibirica'


February 18, 2020 | Anonymous
Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

As Above

February 11, 2020 | Paul Batty
Cornus alba 'Sibirica'


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)

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Min. Order
Free Delivery



Pot Grown
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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 7 to 10 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.

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