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  • red-barked dogwood
  • Eventual height: 2.5m
  • Eventual spread: 2.5m

Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

red-barked dogwood

RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators £59.99
Pot size 12lt pot (1-1.25m)
12lt pot (1-1.25m)
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  • Position: full sun to part shade
  • Soil: any moderately fertile soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May and June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This deciduous shrub has oval, dark green leaves and produces small, creamy-white flowers in May and June. But it's really grown for the bright, coral-red stems that are revealed when the leaves fall. This lovely dogwood looks stunning planted in groups, beside water, or in a winter border. Best in full sun, it works particularly well with orange or purple-stemmed varieties of dogwood.

  • Garden care: For best stem colour, cut new growth back hard to within 5-7cm (2-3in) from the ground in March and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or horse manure around the base of the plant.

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