Dogwood hedge, sometimes referred to as Cornus hedging, is an attractive and vibrant coloured hedge plant. This particular hedge plant boasts intense, fiery shades that will bring your garden to life. best4hedging has four varieties of Dogwood species available, all with a unique, electrifying colour; Cornus alba ‘Sibirica (vivid red), Cornus stolonifera (yellow), Conus sanguinea (orange) and Conus alba (red-barked).
Dogwood has become a popular hedge plant and is recognised by the RHS. Due to its vibrant colours and attractive features, this shrub is popular for public spaces, including watersides and pathways. It also has fantastic ornamental characteristics - another reason why Cornus hedging is becoming a favourable asset to many gardens, particularly show gardens.
Aside from its vibrant colours, Dogwood is an all-year-round hedge plant with each season experiencing different characteristics. As the leaves begin to crisp and turn colour during the colder seasons of autumn and winter, Dogwoods will become the centre of attention. The leaves will start to fall, allowing its natural beauty to be exposed. During the warmer seasons of spring and summer, Dogwood will blossom with stunning white flowers and clusters of berries.
Gardens can sometimes look dull during winter and we often wait for spring to settle so our gardens can enjoy fresh foliage and flowers. If you’re faced with the challenge of livening up your garden during the colder months, we recommend Dogwood. The vibrant, attractive bark will ensure that your outdoor space remains exciting and full of life.
Cornus hedging is also a fantastic hedge plant to attract local wildlife into your garden, attracting bees, butterflies and birds.
Whether you opt to plant one species of Dogwood or multiple, vibrancy and energy will be added to your garden. It’s also a fantastic shrub to complement the other plants, particularly, if your outdoor space is dominated by greenery. Whether you have a small or large outdoor area, Dogwood will make your garden irresistible.
Cornus hedging is robust and it needs regular pruning, but don’t be afraid to give it a good cut as it’s recommended to remove nearly one-third of its stem in spring. This particular species has the strength and ability to grow quickly and will flourish after a good trim.