Common Red Dogwood Hedge Plants

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Misc Shrub, Wildlife Value
Shade Partial Shade
Soil Acidic, Wet
Type Hedging, Native
Also Good Autumn Colour
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40/60 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£1.80Plenty of Stock£1.50Plenty of Stock£1.44Plenty of Stock£1.32Plenty of Stock£1.26
60/80 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£2.40Plenty of Stock£1.92Plenty of Stock£1.74Plenty of Stock£1.68Plenty of Stock£1.56
90/120 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£4.68Plenty of Stock£3.96Plenty of Stock£3.60Plenty of Stock£3.36Plenty 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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  • *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 October and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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