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Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

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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
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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.

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Cornus alba 'Sibirica' reviews

We ask all customers to provide their opinion to an independent feedback company. We cannot edit which comments appear and which do not, so the following reviews offer a true representation of our customers experience and we are very proud of our huge number of Excellent reviews. The comments on this page apply to this species/product specifically - to see the full feedback from all customers please visit Best4Hedging's Feefo profile.

Feedback for Cornus alba 'Sibirica' has been compiled from 24 customer reviews

Date Product Score Customer Comment

Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Berberis darwinii hedge plants
  • Cornus alba hedging
  • Berberis julianae hedging
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Easy to order PROMPT DELIVERY. Quality healthy plants .Packed well. Have ordered before and was satisfied plants are growing well . My only gripe is I would have liked the plants to come labelled with plant names expected height, width and habit as garden centres do. Would save keep referring to internet.
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Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Berberis darwinii hedge plants
  • Berberis thunbergii 'Rose Glow'
  • Golden Privet hedge plants
  • Cotoneaster horizontalis hedging plants
  • Escallonia rubra macrantha hedge plants
  • Rosemary plant
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Excellent shrubs
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Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Hornbeam hedge plants
  • Hazel hedge plants
  • RHS Endorsed Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi
  • Field Maple hedge plants
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badly packet and the Sibirica smoller then 600 to 9oo
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On 04-Oct-2016 the supplier responded:
Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback and I'm sorry to hear that some of your plants were not to the advertised height. If you would be so kind as to send through an image or two detailing this (preferably with some kind of scale) we would be happy to look into this further for you.

Jamie - Customer Service Advisor
E-mail: enquiries@best4hedging.co.uk
Tel; 01257 447533

Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Viburnum tinus hedge plants
  • Photinia 'Little Red Robin'
  • Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants
  • Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' hedge plants
  • Potentilla fruticosa hedge plants
  • Berberis darwinii hedge plants
  • Cornus sanguinea hedging
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Shipped all the way to the Isle of Skye and arrived in good condition. Plants very healthy and bigger than anticipated. I will definitely use this company again. Thank you.
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Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • RHS Endorsed Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi
  • Bone Meal Root Builder
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All plants healthy and strong. Arrived in very good condition.
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Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Blackthorn hedge plants
  • Hazel hedge plants
  • Bird Cherry hedge plants
  • Malus sylvestris hedge plants
  • Dog Rose hedge plants
  • Juneberry shrubs
  • Wild Cherry hedging shrubs
  • Spindle hedge plants
  • Hawthorn hedge plants
  • Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White)
  • Cornus alba hedging
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Very happy with service. Healthy plants received, some larger than expected.
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Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Privet hedge plants
  • RHS Endorsed Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi
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Robust strong plants ready to put straight into the ground
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Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Cornus stolonifera 'Flaviramea'
  • RHS Endorsed Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi
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High quality bare rooted plants; obviously very healthy with good root system. Vivid stem colour.
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Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

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Great plants. Well packed.
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Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

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The item arrived in double quick time I was surprised. In good condition. The delivery young man was also very good and even had the box the right way up which was even bigger surprise very help full too.
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