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Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'Red-barked Dogwood

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Hardy Shrub
What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
1 cornus plant in 3.5 litre pot £11.99 Despatch: within 3 Days
2 cornus plants in 3.5 litre pots £17.98 Despatch: within 3 Days
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery
Flaunting an unbridled amount of intensity and vibrancy, this Dogwood shimmers brightly even in the coldest of months. It's hard not to be dazzled by its vivid coral-red bare stems. Very much the perfect winter addition, Cornus alba 'Elegantissima' is easy to maintain and looks stunning along a border or in groups. During the summer months it brandishes small, cream-coloured flowers coupled with large green leaves - tinted by an Autumn shade as they develop. Although undeniably 'elegant', Dogwood is still nevertheless a resilient, trouble-free shrub. Suited to moist, well-drained soil, it can however tolerate damp areas. Height 3m (10'). Spread: 2.4m (8').

Specimen Plant, Wildlife Gardens, Cottage Gardens

Hardy

sun or semi shade

300cm (119in)

250cm (98in)

RHS AGM,RHS plants for pollinators

1 Cornus Plant In 3.5 Litre Pot (V59464)
2 Cornus Plants In 3.5 Litre Pots (V59465P)

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Flowering Months
Water dogwood plants regularly throughout the growing season until fully established. After two years, Cornus alba will benefit from regular pollarding to encourage the brightest winter stems. Prune Cornus hard in early spring by cutting back all stems to within 3 buds of the base or to a permanent low framework. Apply a mulch of well-rotted manure or garden compost to the base of dogwood shrubs in spring.
Plant Cornus alba in a sunny position, in any well drained soil. Incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to improve the soil prior to planting, mixing it thoroughly and deeply. Cornus will happily grow in improved clay soils. Caution: Dogwood berries are harmful if eaten and the leaves may be irritant to skin and eyes.

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