Cornus Alba Sibirica (also known as red barked dogwood) produces brilliant, bright red stems and brings year-round interest to the garden. In May and June, small, creamy-white flowers appear amongst masses of ovate dark green leaves that appeal for bees. These leaves turn to a spring green, to orange, to reddish-purple in autumn, and eventually fall away to reveal shiny red, bare stems. We'd recommend planting at the back of a border as shoots will reach 1.8-2.4m. This stunning variety looks amazing when planted in groups besides water or in a winter border amongst other varieties of dogwood. It has been given an Award of Garden Merit (AGM), which is for plants of outstanding excellence. Plant in full sun for best results. 40-60cm loose plants supplied.
|Mature Height||250 cm|
|Mature Spread||250 cm|
|Plant Spacing||250 cm|
|Planting||Plant in prepared soil, in groups of three for a great display.|
|Soil Type||Fertile, well drained, humus rich soil|
Planting & Growing Instructions
The cornus (dogwood) is an amazing and unique addition to any garden display, as it will produce wonderfully colourful shoots in winter. Will thrive in full sun or partial shade, and require little pruning, though you can prune back in mid-spring to help keep a comfortable shape. Make sure they get plenty of water in the dry season. Suitable for planting in most types of soil, and if you have the space then we recommend that you plant in groups of three for an even spread.