Cornus sanguinea Cornus sanguinea
Cornus sanguinea
Cornus sanguinea

Cornus sanguinea

Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • Vibrant fiery stems that positively glow!
  • A glorious display in autumn and winter.
  • True year-round interrest.
  • Dainty white flowers that are a magnet to butterflies and bees.
  • Supplied as 2 x established plants in a 9cm pots.
2 x 9cm Pot - Item: 511041
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Product Description

Widely grown as ornamental plants, dogwoods are a subtle, underestimated garden staple which come into their own when their leaves change colour in a glorious display in autumn, falling to reveal the flame-coloured branches so popular with gardeners.

Fully winter hardy, dogwoods are a popular shrub for any garden or even a large container as they are fairly unfussy and are both easy to grow and low maintenance, with a long season of interest  all year round!

In spring, dogwoods burst into bloom with heads of dainty white flowers that are a magnet to butterflies and bees. These are followed in late summer by black berries that will attract all manner of birds into your garden.

Grow in sun or partial shade, but be aware that dogwood produces the best stem colour when grown in full sun.

Supplied as established plants in 9cm pot. One each of:

Cornus sanguinea 'Anny's Winter Orange' RHS Award of Garden Merit. Orange-flushed red stems. H250cm x W250cm. Fl May - June.

Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' flame coloured stems. H200cm x W200cm. Fl May - June.

What Is Supplied

Item 511041 supplied as:

Supplied as established plants in 9cm pots.

Flowers May  to June, with berries August to September.

Grows to eventual height and width of 2-2.5m

Plant Information

Top Tips

Try it amongst evergreen shrubs to really make the stems stand out in winter.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Cornus sanguinea

  • Grow in full sun to partial shade.
  • Dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you are planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to refill once the shrub is in place.
  • We've found that a square hole is better than a round one as the new roots, once they reach the edges, tend to grow in a circle round the circumference of the hole whereas when they reach the corners of a square hole, they find it easier to grow through.
  • Before planting, soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot, tease out a few of the roots and add mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish more quickly.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level as the pot, then refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the rootball, and water well.

Aftercare advice for Cornus sanguinea

  • Keep plants well-watered until established.

 Pruning Advice for Cornus sanguinea

  • Remove a third of the stems back to ground level in March, when the new buds start to swell to promote new growth, which has the best colour.

 

Planting / Flowering Calendar
Planting Time
Flowering Time
Fruiting Time
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
200cm
200cm
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Cornus sanguinea
Cornus sanguinea
2 x 9cm Pot
Item: 511041
Only £19.98