Cornus alba 'Sibirica'
Siberian Dogwood - 3 litres
Cornus alba 'Sibirica' is a classic plant with sealing wax-red stems providing colour and interest throughout the winter months. The leaves turn deep crimson before falling in autumn. Blue-tinged white berries follow white flowers on older stems. Superb as individual specimens or in groups in damp areas, especially effective planted with other Cornus and Salix with contrasting stem colour. Height and spread unpruned 3m; or around 1.2-1.5m if pruned annually.
Thrives in ordinary to damp, boggy soil, with best stem colour in sun. Pruning: leave for 2 seasons after planting, then either cut all stems down to a few cm in early spring or cut down the oldest third of stems to have flowers, berries and more height.
This plant has an RHS Award of Garden Merit.
British nursery grown.
|Awards||RHS Award of Garden Merit|
|Botanical name||Cornus alba|
|British nursery grown||Y|
|Common name||Siberian Dogwood|
|Flowering time||Spring, Summer|
|Foliage colour||Green, Red|
|Plant type||Deciduous Shrubs|
|Season of interest||Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter|
|Time to maturity||5 - 10 years|
|Ultimate height||1.6m - 2.5m|
|Ultimate spread||1.6m - 2.5m|