Cornus sanguinea (Common Dogwood)

Common Dogwood


Bareroot from November to April

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Non-trade pricing

Price £ each (ex. VAT)
Height Age 1+ 25+ 100+ 500+ 1000+
30-50cm 1+0 0.47 0.28 0.25 0.23 0.21
40-60cm 1+1 0.76 0.49 0.44 0.42 0.38
60-80cm 1+1 0.95 0.61 0.55 0.52 0.47
80-100cm 1+1 0.98 0.64 0.57 0.54 0.49

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A British native, very upright suckering shrub, with good autumn colour and reddish stems in winter, Dogwood is often seen wild on the chalky soils of S.E. England. In fact it will grow in almost any soil, and is particularly useful for damp sites. A good wildlife plant, it can be used in mixed wildlife hedges and makes an effective barrier along watersides where there is public access.

Site and soil

Any soil or situation. Very hardy.

Height and spread

After 10 years: 3m x 2.5m
After 20 years: 3m x 2.5m

Leaf and bark

Ovate mid-green leaves turning red in autumn before leaf fall. The smooth bark is tinged with red – the colour is more pronounced on younger stems.

Flower, seed and fruit

The hermaphrodite flowers are borne in flat clusters in June and July and followed by small blue-black berries in autumn.


Mixed hedges, woodland, landscaping, gardens. Forms a good natural barrier along watersides where public safety could be an issue. The straight stems are very strong and have been used for skewers, tool handles, shuttles for looms and arrows as well as for basket-work. An oil from the berries has been used for lamps.


The flowers attract insects and the berries are eaten by birds. The Case-bearer Moth feeds on the leaves.


Hedges may be pruned after flowering. For the best stem colour, one third of the plant can be cut back to ground level in late February.