Dogwood Hedges (Cornus Alba) are easily recognised by its colourful stems. Used mostly for under-planting in groups of trees, or motorway planting. This hedge is planted in groups for the best effect.
Planting Dogwood Hedges
Dogwood hedges can be planted in most soil types, planting should be done 3 to every yard. This is a very hardy hedge, it thrives in damp shady conditions. Planting single variety of Dogwood will produce an amazing looking feature. Dogwood is also a great addition to native hedgerows and is good for the environment. It is known to attract an abundance of wildlife such as bees and butterflies. It also attracts Autumn birds who cannot resist its berries. To learn more about the benefits of native Irish trees Click here!
How fast will Dogwood Hedging grow?
This hedge grows between 18 inches and 24 inches a year.
Maintenance of Dogwood Hedge?
This hedge is suitable for all year round a has various characteristics that will bring added interest to your garden. In order to get the best from your hedge and gain those unique colours the plant is famous for pruning is essential. It has a quick growth rate of and can reach 24 inches a year so don’t worry about cutting too much. The best time to prune a dogwood hedge is when the hedge is dormant during the winter or early spring before new leaves appear. It is recommended that you cut you cut the hedge back around 2 – 4 inches above ground level. This will produce a more colourful bark in Winter.
All our hedging is bare-root and lifted to order, they are bagged to keep fresh and ready for replanting.
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