Common Dogwood Hedge Plants

Key Data
Misc Shrub, Wildlife Value
Shade Partial Shade
Soil Acidic, Wet
Type Hedging, Native
Also Good Autumn Colour

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12 Month

Order Value

Please CLICK on the required size below (even if only one option is available).

SIZES 1-9 10-4950-249250-9991000+
40/60 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £1.41Out of Stock £0.69Out of Stock £0.62Out of Stock £0.54Out of Stock £0.40
60/80 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £1.67Out of Stock £0.89Out of Stock £0.79Out of Stock £0.69Out of Stock £0.49
90/120 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £3.07Out of Stock £1.70Out of Stock £1.53Out of Stock £1.30Out of Stock £0.90

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Cornus Sanguinea Hedging

Cornus sanguinea, Common Dogwood, is the native British dogwood. It is a large deciduous shrub with red/green stems in spring, white flowers in summer and black fruit in September and October. It is a great country hedge plant and is a classic component of a mixed native hedge. Cornus sanguinea is a bit too untidy to make it a good specimen shrub but it can be allowed to grow freely as wildlife cover in the wet sites it loves. Cornus sanguinea is good in country hedging up to about 3-4 metres high.

See our selection of dogwood shrubs or view our full range of hedging plants.

Cornus sanguinea hedge plants are only delivered bareroot, during winter (Nov-March).

Choosing a size: When you are ordering Cornus sanguinea 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 igaps in established hedges. All our plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground when planted

Spacing a Cornus sanguinea hedge: Plant Cornus sanguinea in mixed hedges 33cms apart.

History & uses of Common Dogwood: 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 barbeques during those long hot English summers.

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