Dogwood Hedging & Shrubs for Sale: Cornus Varieties

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 naturally thrive in very damp soils that are prone to waterlogging, but once established are also drought tolerant and happy on a dry embankment. 

  • Red and Common dogwood are the cheapest and best for practical, solid, mixed country hedging when grown with hawthornhazel, wild roses, and so on.
  • The colourful ones below are intended for use as ornamental shrubs. They should be hard pruned every year when they are settled in:
  • 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, doesn't have colourful bark, and is attractive as a small, bushy tree with attractive edible berries. It can be grown as a hedge plant or shrub as well.

Browse our range of hedging plants, or our more ornamental garden shrubs.

Spacing: Dogwoods in a mixed country hedge go at 3 plants per metre single row or 5 in a double row. 

The ornamentals can be spaced looser at 50-60cm apart for neon avenues in winter. They should settle in for about two years, only trim off whippy growth in winter, and then be coppiced close to the ground every year in Spring for the best brightly coloured new bark the following winter. 

The planting and delivery season for bareroot Dogwood hedge plants is between November and April.

All our Dogwood is covered by our no-quibble Guarantee, which means you can order with complete confidence. Best advice & friendly support throughout.

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  1. Cornus sericea Flaviramea

    60-80cms Hedge Plants
    • Golden-Yellow young stems
    • Ornamental shrub
    • Max. Height: 3m
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit
    From £3.12  Inc VAT

  2. Cornus alba Spaethii

    60-80cms Hedge Plants
    • Red young stems. Variegated leaves.
    • Ornamental shrub.
    • Max. Height: 2m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Apr.
    • RHS AGM
    From £3.12  Inc VAT

  3. Cornus mas

    60-80cms Hedge Plants
    • Likes damp soil. Yellow flowers & edible red fruit.
    • Large bush, good as hedging or specimen.
    • Max. Height: 6m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Apr.
    From £3.96  Inc VAT

    OUT OF STOCK

  4. Cornus sanguinea

    40-120cms Hedge Plants
    • Native. Red-purple young stems.
    • Ideal mixed country hedging.
    • Max. Height: 3m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Apr.
    From £1.80  Inc VAT

    OUT OF STOCK

  5. Cornus alba Elegantissima

    60-80cms Hedge Plants
    • Red young stems. Variegated leaves.
    • Ornamental shrub.
    • Max. Height: 2m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar.
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit
    From £3.90  Inc VAT

    OUT OF STOCK

  6. Cornus alba Gouchaultii

    60-80cms Hedge Plants
    • Red young stems. Variegated leaves.
    • Ornamental shrub.
    • Max. Height: 2m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar.
    From £3.90  Inc VAT

    OUT OF STOCK

  7. Cornus alba kesselringii

    60-80cms Hedge Plants
    • Glossy purple young stems.
    • Ornamental shrub & hedging.
    • Max. Height: 2-3m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Apr.
    From £4.32  Inc VAT

    OUT OF STOCK

  8. Cornus sanguinea Midwinter Fire

    40-80cms Hedge Plants
    • Vibrant red & orange young stems.
    • Ornamental shrub & hedging.
    • Max. Height: 2m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Apr.
    From £5.40  Inc VAT

    OUT OF STOCK

  9. Cornus alba

    40-80cms Hedge Plants
    • Red young stems.
    • Also known as white dogwood.
    • Great country hedging.
    • Max. Height: 3m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar.
    From £1.92  Inc VAT

    OUT OF STOCK

  10. Cornus alba Sibirica / Westonbirt

    60-80cms Hedge Plants
    • Bright red young stems.
    • Ornamental shrub.
    • Max. Height: 1.5m
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit
    From £3.12  Inc VAT

    OUT OF STOCK

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