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Dogwood - Siberian (Cornus alba Sibirica)

Also known as Tatarian dogwood. Cornaceae family

Code: Cornus sib
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Key Features

Siberian dogwood (Cornus sibirica) is

- Suitable as a hedge plant or woodland shrub

- Non-native (for a native variety please see Cornus sanguinea)

- Deciduous

- Dark red stems

- Safe to plant near livestock (non-toxic)

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The specifications shown below are our normal range but we often have additional options.  If there is something that you are looking for, it's often worth contacting us.

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Product Options Height Age Root Type Specification 1+ 100+ 250+ Quantity Qty
Cornus alba Sibirica Height: 40-60cm Age: 1 yr Root Type: Bare Root Specification: 0/1 Cornus alba Sibirica 1+ £1.20 (ex. VAT) 100+ £1.10 (ex. VAT) 250+ £1.00 (ex. VAT) Please Purchase in Multiples of: 25
40-60cm 1 yr Bare Root 0/1 £1.20 (ex. VAT) £1.10 (ex. VAT) £1.00 (ex. VAT) Out of stock | Email me when back in stock
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Our range of Cornus alba Sibirica (Siberian dogwood) bare root plants

The 1+0 specification plants are seedlings (often called whips) which were planted from seed in the spring and are sold during the following November to April months when they are dormant ie they are 1 year old. These plants are ideal for hedging or woodlands.

Siberian Dogwood (Cornus alba Sibirica) Summary

The Sibirica variety of dogwood has really deep red stems, especially when planted in full sun in a group or thicket.  The red leafless stems are the main attraction with Siberian dogwood but it has other attributes – it’s a fast growing shrub with good wildlife value.  We also have the native dogwood - Cornus sanguinea often used in farm hedging.

Soil and Situation

All soils are suitable for Dogwood Sibirica other than very alkaline, dry soil – it likes a fairly moist site in sun or partial shade.

Leaves, flowers and fruit

The leaves are ovate, green and turn reddish in autumn before dropping to reveal the straight red stems.  The flowers are pretty white flat topped clusters up to about 6cm in size produced in May and June and then they turn into blueish white berries which are very popular with birds and small mammals. 

Eventual height and growth rate

Cornus sibirica is a large shrub growing to about 4m in height.  The red stems can be cut down to a few inches and will quickly regrow (with even better colour) or the shrub can be trimmed as a hedge.  Growth rate is fast.







This section gives definitions on the specifications of plants that we sell.  We are specialists in field grown (or bare root) plants which are grown in two ways.  The majority are grown from seed, some are ready within one growing season (seedlings or 1+0's) and some species require two growing seasons (1u1's).  In addition to growing from seed we also grow from small plants or cuttings (transplants) which are much more widely spaced (taking more land, more irrigation water, fertilisers and labour).  There are only a handful of bare root wholesale nurseries in the UK and of those even fewer grow transplants but Ray Jenkins has many years' experience of transplanting so we grow these in large volumes.  Ray has written this blog about the benefits of bare root plants and how they are grown and another blog which gives further detail on bare root specifications.

The detailed specifications are shown below.  If you are in doubt about what specification to use please email us on with a description of the project (and photos if appropriate) and we will advise you.

1+0 - field grown in one season from seed, known as a seedling (sometimes called a whip), generally a slender single stem plant.   These are the cheapest specification and are particularly suitable for planting where weed competition will be less intense, soil is shallow or on exposed windy sites.  Gives a high root to shoot ratio and minimal plant "check".

2+0 - a 2 year seedling, field grown from seed in the same seed bed in two growing seasons where the species cannot be grown to a saleable plant from seed in one season

1U1 - 2 year old plant called an undercut, field grown for two seasons in the same seed bed and undercut by machine (a sharp blade cutting the roots under the soil level) after the first year to develop the root structure. We do this with several species which take 2 years to develop (eg oak, beech, hornbeam)

1+1 - 2 year old plant (transplant) grown from seed in the first year and then transplanted into a different area of the field and spaced out for the second growing season - a robust plant with a larger and more robust root system than seedling or undercut plant which will enable it to better withstand drought and weed competition. Often the best choice and the staple norm for farm hedging and this specification is a requirement of the Countryside Stewardship Grant

1+2- a 3 year old plant, two years field growing in the seedbed and then transplanted (and spaced out) for a further two growing seasons giving a tall, stocky, bushy plant

2+1- a 3 year old plant, two years field growing in the seedbed and then transplanted (and spaced out) for a further growing season, giving a strong bushy plant

3+1 - as above but field grown for a further growing season for more height and a very bushy plant

1+3- 4 year old, one year field growing in the seed beds and then transplanted (and spaced out) for three years, giving a very strong, bushy plant

2+2- 4 year old, two years field growing in the seed beds and then transplanted (and spaced out) for a further two years - a very mature plant suited to certain species like beech and hornbeam where we can offer almost instant hedging

and some that are a bit different.....

P9 - a plant grown in a greenhouse or polytunnel in a 9cm pot (for holly which germinates poorly in the field)

Cell grown - a plant grown in small deep cells (like a small yogurt pot) and then lifted out of those for transportation. Commonly used in forestry and large hedging projects.  Very high quality plants with excellent success rate.  See our blog on the benefits of cell grown plants.

C+1 or C+2 - a 3 or 4 year old plant initally started as hardwood cuttings grown on for a year as cell grown plants and then lined out in fields to grow on for a further 1 or 2 years (a technique used for Cherry Laurel)

0/1 - a hardwood cutting, then field grown for one season (for example for white willow, black poplar and osier)