0.6-1.6ft Red Stemmed Dogwood | Bare Root | Cornus Alba
Hardy dogwood ideal for coppicing
Cornus alba or red-barked dogwood is a hardy shrub that produces the brightest winter bark of any cornus. Given the name alba due to its white flowers, which attract pollinators.
- Habit: Bushy
- Flower Colour: White
- Foilage Colour: Green
- Features: Spring Flowers, Colurful Bank, Winter Interest
- Supplied As: Bare Root
- Height on Arrival: 0.6m (2ft)
- Age: 1 Year
- Eventual Height & Spread: 3m x 3m (10 x 10ft)
Your shrub will be sent directly from our trusted grower, based in the heart of England. This means that you’ll receive a nursery fresh plant which was on the growing table one day, and at your door the following. Our expert nursery has spent decades perfecting the art of watering, feeding, and pruning shrubs, and will do so until hours before they are packed.
Your shrubs will be expertly packaged into a specially designed, extra thick cardboard box, which will hold it securely in place. Your plant will then be delivered via a delicate courier network to prevent any chance of damage in transit.
Key is to regularly water newly-planted trees, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure you choose a location where your tree has enough space, which you can calculate from a variety's eventual height and spread.
Bare root & containerised trees have different planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak your tree's roots in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with containerised trees it is important to drench your tree's rootball. With bare root it can be useful to prune woody roots back a few inches, while with containerised trees, it is important to free any spiralized roots growing around the rootball's circumference. With bare root trees, dig a hole so as to ensure the graft point is above the soil, while with containerised trees, ensure the pot sits no lower than an inch below ground.
Bare root & containerised trees also share planting requirements. Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Stake your tree no more than 2-3 inches from the stem, pointing away from the prevailing wind. Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your tree a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem. Tie the stake to your tree, leaving space for growth. Place a rabbit guard around your tree.
Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Check ties to ensure there is no rubbing. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.
|Deciduous Or Evergreen||Deciduous|
|Features||Flowering Shrubs, Multi-Season Interest Plants|
|Flowering Month||May, June|
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|
|Supplied As||Bare Root|
|Supplied As||Bare Root|