Dogwood Red And Gold Hedging
Red and Gold Dogwood (Cornus alba Aurea)
Few Dogwood varieties give such colour in all seasons. The leaves of Cornus alba Aurea unfurl in Spring a soft gold colour which quickly intensifies and stays all summer, as the leaves drop in Autumn they reveal the brilliant red stem colour that catches the low rays of Winter sunshine to brilliant effect. Creamy white flower clusters appear on older branches in May and June.
Cornus alba Aurea is a great variety to add to a winter garden with other types of Dogwood and are particularly effective in larger groups if you have space, they look very effective when underplanted with early flowering Spring bulbs and with all year interest they are perfect for mixing into flower beds and borders, anywhere in fact that could use an injection of colour.
Dogwood hedges and screens are easy to grow, these hardy shrubs develop quickly when planted at 3 per metre and shold be hard pruned back to a low framework of branches early each Spring to encourage maximum growth and the best stem colour the following Winter.
Cornus alba Aurea is a very easy shrub to grow, they do well in full sun or partial shade (full sun for best leaf colour) and they are happy in most soils, as with other Dogwoods this is also a good choice in damper conditions which they love.
How to grow Cornus alba Aurea (Red and Gold Dogwood)
Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Foliage: Deciduous shrub, leaves will drop in Autumn and fresh new ones emerge in Spring.
Soil and site: Any average soil including damp and poorly drained.
Flowering time: May and June.
Growth rate: moderate
Ultimate height and spread: 300cm high x 300cm wide.
Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and for the first season. Prune hard in late Spring for best stem colour the following Winter.
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We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.