Cornus alba (Dogwood) Cornus alba (Dogwood) Cornus alba (Dogwood)
Cornus alba (Dogwood)
Cornus alba (Dogwood)
Cornus alba (Dogwood)

Cornus alba

Year-round interest from foliage, flowers and stems.
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
RHS Garden Merit
RHS Perfect Pollinators
  • Vibrant fiery red stems that intensify in colour over the winter.
  • Clusters of lovely soft pink flowers from May to July, attractive to pollinators.
  • Stunning autumn foliage in flaming shades of red.
  • True year-round interest from stems, flowers and foliage.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 2 L pot, ready to plant, growing to a height and spread of 2.5 m (8 ft).
2L Pot - Item: 511220
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Product Description

A striking ornamental shrub, this Conus alba, the Siberian Dogwood, forms a thicket of upright red stems.

It has green foliage with oval leaves during spring and summer. Recommended by the RHS as a 'Plant for Pollinators', bees and butterflies are attracted to the clusters of lovely soft pink flowers that appear in from late spring to mid-summer. These are followed by black berries that will attract birds.

In autumn the leaves take on fiery red hues before dropping to fully reveal the stems, which change from red to an intense scarlet during the winter.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for a stunning display for many years to come.

Fully winter hardy, Dogwoods are a popular shrub for any garden or even a large container as they are unfussy and are both easy to grow and low maintenance, providing year round interest. They will grow in sun or partial shade, but be aware that Dogwoods produce the best stem colour when grown in full sun.

Supplied as an established plant in a 2 L pot, ready to plant, growing to a height and spread of 2.5 m (8 ft).

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Item 511220 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 2 L pot.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Try it amongst evergreen shrubs to really make the stems stand out in winter.
  • Growing in full sun will give the best stem colour.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Dogwood

  • 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.

Pruning Advice

  • 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.
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Cornus alba (Dogwood)
Cornus alba (Dogwood)
2L Pot
Item: 511220
Only £9.99