Elegantissima Red Dogwood Plants

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Misc RHS AGM, Shrub, Wildlife Value
Shade Partial Shade
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas, Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky, Wet
Colour Red/Crimson
Type Hedging
Also Good Autumn Colour, Berries, Foliage
Flowering May, Jun

Cornus alba Elegantissima

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  Buy 11 or more bareroot plants and save

SIZES 1-10 11-5051-250251-10001001+
3 Litre Pot Stock = 27 £13.98Stock = 27 £13.20Stock = 27 £12.60Stock = 27 £12.00Stock = 27 £11.76
60/80 cm Bareroot Available to order - delivery from November£3.90Available to order - delivery from November£3.12Available to order - delivery from November£2.72Available to order - delivery from November£2.53Available to order - delivery from November£2.34
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Cornus Alba Elegantissima

This is a vigorous shrub with red young bark and variegated leaves. Cornus alba Elegantissima is generally used as an ornamental shrub. A wonderfully easy, fast-growing plant, this shrubby dogwood has variegated foliage. Its leaves have a jagged, creamy margin and an olive green centre and it produces small white flowers in May and June, which are followed by white fruit that sometimes has a hint of pale blue. Neither of these is very showy, however, and most gardeners grow Cornus alba Elegantissima for the glistening red bark of its new stems, which can transform a frozen winter landscape, especially when planted en masse. Dogwoods love moisture and are perfect plants to go on a river bank, in marshy areas or a bog garden. It makes a fine hedge plant, but Cornus alba is cheaper and just as good.
Cornus alba Elegantissima will reach 3 metres.

See our selection of dogwoods for sale or view our full range of hedging plants.

Cornus alba Elegantissima plants are delivered bareroot during winter (Nov-April). All our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).

History & uses of Elegantissima Dogwood: 

This variety was bred at the turn of the 20th century. It won the RHS Award of Garden Merit in 2002.

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    £7.20

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  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to
    1.2m & plants in p9 pots)

    £11.40

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    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

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  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroot plants and trees
    over 1.2 metres in height)

    £18.00

    including VAT per order

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    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)

    £60.00

    including VAT per order

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    Over £240 inc VAT

  • *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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