Common Red Dogwood Hedge Plants

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General Info Shrub, Wildlife Value
Shade Partial Shade
Soil Acidic, Wet
Type Hedging, Native
Ornamental Autumn Colour
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SIZES 1-10 11-5051-250251-10001001+
40/60 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £1.80Out of Stock£1.50Out of Stock£1.44Out of Stock£1.32Out of Stock£1.26
60/80 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £2.40Out of Stock£1.92Out of Stock£1.74Out of Stock£1.68Out of Stock£1.56
90/120 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £4.68Out of Stock£3.96Out of Stock£3.60Out of Stock£3.36Out of Stock£3.12
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Cornus sanguinea: Bareroot Dogwood Hedging

Cornus sanguinea is the native British dogwood. It is a large deciduous shrub with blood-red and green stems in spring, white flowers in summer and black fruit in September and October. It is a great country hedge plant that loves wet sites.
For more ornamental bark colours, see our selection of dogwood varieties.

Delivery season: Dogwood plants are delivered bareroot during late autumn and winter, approximately November-March inclusive.
Choosing a size: When you are ordering dogwood plants for a hedge, we generally recommend that you use plants that are graded at 40/60cms or 60/80cms. They are cheaper than large plants, easier to handle, and they will establish well in poor conditions. Use the larger, 90/120cms high plants if you want a tall hedge quickly, or for gaps in established hedges.
All our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground when planted


  • Size sold: 40-60cm, 60-80cm & 90-120cm
  • Height: To 3-4m
  • Soil: Any, loves very wet sites with good sun
  • Use: Mixed country hedges, wildlife cover.
  • Single Row: 3/m
  • Double row: 5/m
  • On the RHS Plants for Pollinators list

Growing Dogwood

Like willow, dogwood really loves wet soil beside water and doesn't mind being underwater for most of the winter. However, with you to help it establish, it will thrive in poor, dry soil just as well, especially with a good amount of sun.

Spacing a Dogwood hedge: Standard country hedging: plant at 3 per metre, 33cm apart in a single row, or 5 per metre in a staggered double row, which has a W shape viewed top-down.

Dogwood in your Garden

It is a classic component of mixed native hedges; it could make a hedge by itself, but it would be relatively easy for an intruder to scramble over it. It is a bit too untidy to make it a good specimen shrub, but it can be allowed to grow freely as attractive wildlife cover, especially for water fowl in the wet locations that it loves.

Did You Know?

Known as bloody or blood-twig dogwood in America, it has a fistful of common names, including dog cherry, catteridge, gadrise, and peg or prick wood (no comment).

Former botanical names include Cornus latifolia or sylvestris and Swida sanguinea.

The name Dogwood comes from the Saxon Dagwood or "skewer-wood". The stems of Common Dogwood are very straight, can be sharpened easily and are ideal as skewers for your home-made barbecues during those long hot English summers.
Ötzi the Iceman, who was rudely awakened in the early 1990's from his 5,000 year nap, had viburnum and dogwood arrows, along with a copper axe, a stone knife, and a Yew bow. Needless to say, he was promptly arrested for carrying illegal weapons and has been incarcerated in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology ever since.

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  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)


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    and incl. 7.5L)


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  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)


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  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)


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*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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