Dogwood Hedging & Ornamental Shrubs
Dogwoods are grown for their range of brightly coloured bark that looks at its best around Christmas and into the new year. They are vigorous, versatile shrubs that thrive in damper soils that are prone to waterlogging.
- Red and Common dogwood are the cheapest and best for practical, solid, mixed country hedging; the colourful ones below are really for ornamental use.
- Elegantissima, Gouchaultii, Midwinter Fire, Sibirica and Spaethii have bright red and/or orange bark.
- Kesselringii (dark purple) and Flaviramea (gold) provide extra variety/contrast.
- Cornus Mas (Cornelian Cherry) is a small, bushy tree that berries beautifully, doesn't have colourful bark and thus it is not pruned regularly.
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Red and Common dogwood interplant perfectly with hawthorn and hazel in a mixed, 3 plants per metre country hedge, and trimmed normally.
The others are meant for ornamental use, coppiced to the ground every year in Spring for the best brightly coloured new bark the following winter. Planted in rows as a "dividing feature hedge", these dogwoods can be spaced looser at 50-60cm apart for neon avenues in winter.
The planting and delivery season for bareroot Dogwood hedge plants is between November and April.
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