Cornus Alba Sibirica Dogwood Bare Root Hedging Plants
Cornus Alba Sibirica Dogwood Hedging Plants 60-80cm
Dogwoods are mostly grown for their coloured stems and provide a bright flash of colour in autumn and winter. Creamy white flowers in spring followed by blue, white berries with oval dark green leaves, which redden in autumn and then fall to reveal the gorgeous brightly coloured stems.
They look great with other species in a mixed hedge or standing on their own. Dogwoods are very hardy and do well in sunny sites or partial shade and especially in moist areas.
They are also very good in front of an evergreen hedge where normally nutrients water and sunlight would be in short supply.
To get the brightest coloured stems Dogwoods don't prune them in the first year and before they bud in February or March cut them down to a woody base within 4" of the ground every year, feed and water well and you will be rewarded with bright new shoots.
Planting season is in between November and late March while the plant is in dormant growth. Dig a reasonable hole and plant with either some rose or tree compost or any organic matter (but not fresh manure, well rotted is fine) and plant with some bone meal or fish, blood and bone as this will encourage quick root growth. Do not water once planted (unless the ground is very dry) so the plant will find it's own water (make it work for it's water, creating strong root growth). Plant 4 per metre in a staggered row (in a double row 50cm apart and the rows 30cm apart). Clipping the top leader on planting to encourage bushy growth. These plants will grow in any soil, in sun or shade.
These plants are bare rooted and 60-80cm.
Free delivery is for all postcode areas in England and Wales with the exception of the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly
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This hedging is available from November