Dogwood - Red Stemmed

Red-Barked Dogwood hedge plants

From £2.15

Red Dogwood (Cornus alba) is known for its bright red coloured stems that provides a flash of colour in autumn and winter but this hedging plant also treats us to lovely green foliage in the summer.

Dogwoods (Cornus) are most commonly planted due to their brightly coloured stems that give off a flash of colour in the autumn and winter months. Red Dogwood (Cornus alba) is no different and you will be treated to lovely hues of red in the months where colour is needed the most.

However, this isn't all Dogwood is known for, come the summer you will see lovely green foliage that provides a fresh look. Red Dogwood is also known to have white flowers in spring, followed by blue/white berries and it has an upright growing habit. Plant this alone or with other Dogwood varieties for an array of colour. 

To get the brightest coloured stems, Dogwoods should be treated with "tough love" , don't prune them in the first year, but after that, before they bud (February/March) cut them down to a woody base within 4" of the ground every year, feed and water well and you will be rewarded with bright new shoots. 

More Information

  • Berry Colour Blue
  • Deciduous Yes
  • Semi Evergreen No
  • Evergreen No
  • Flower Colour White
  • Grows Up To 4m
  • Has Berries Yes
  • Is Edible No
  • Is Native No
  • Intruder Proof No
  • Privacy Hedge No
Dogwood Red To get the brightest coloured stems, Dogwoods should be treated with "tough love" - dont prune them in the first year, but after that, before they bud (February/March) cut them down to a woody base within 4" of the ground every year, feed and water well and you will be rewarded with bright new shoots. Old plants can be regenerated by cutting out the old wood from the centre of the plant.

1. Select Root Type

Bare Root 

Bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the planting season but they can be pre-ordered in summer to guarantee your stock. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options and the cheapest way to plant a hedge.

Root Ball 

Root ball plants are also seasonal stock as they can only be lifted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). These plants are scooped out of the ground like an ice-cream using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks.  They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly. Root ball hedging plants give an instant effect and are a cheaper alternative to instant trough grown hedging. 

Pot Grown 

Pot grown plants can be planted year round and they are our mose convenient option of hedging plants. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements. From small 2L shrubs to large 15L extra tall hedging, there will be a pot grown plant for any garden type. 

Instant Hedging 

Our Instant Hedging is grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season to create a dramatic, instant hedge effect. If you are looking for a quick fix or an instant impact, Instant Trough Grown hedging is the solution for you. 

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  • Red Dogwood 40/60cm 2L pot
    (Cornus alba) Red Dogwood 40/60cm 2L pot
    40/60cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £7.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
  • Dogwood Red Stemmed Bare Root Bundle 40-60cm
    Dogwood Red Stemmed Bare Root Bundle 40-60cm
    40/60cm
    Bare Root
    Price £2.15
    Planting Density:
    5 to 7 per metre
    Image shows a bare root bundle
  • Dogwood Red Stemmed Bare Root Bundle 60-90cm
    Dogwood Red Stemmed Bare Root Bundle 60-90cm
    60/90cm
    Bare Root
    Price £2.99
    Planting Density:
    5 to 7 per metre
    Image shows a bare root bundle
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More Information
Berry ColourBlue
DeciduousYes
Semi EvergreenNo
EvergreenNo
Flower ColourWhite
Grows Up To4m
Has BerriesYes
Is EdibleNo
Is NativeNo
Intruder ProofNo
Privacy HedgeNo

Delivery Information

  • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
  • Our delivery lead time is currently within 3-7 days.
  • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £4.99 (box delivery).
  • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £200 or a £60 pallet charge if the order is under £200.
  • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
  • We can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man, but the delivery cost will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on

For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 please call or email us to agree a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

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