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Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

Red-barked dogwood

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Colourful bark, Flowers



Skill level


Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

Plant details

Cornus alba 'Sibirica' has stunning bright red bark which adds colour to the winter garden. It has been given an Award of Garden Merit (AGM), which is for plants of outstanding excellence. Tolerant of a wide range of soils, it produces the brightest winter bark when planted in full sun. To keep the size of the plant in check and to encourage the most colourful bark, remove a third of the stems back to ground level each spring.

Family: Cornaceae

Genus: Cornus

Species: alba

Cultivar: Sibirica

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Colourful bark, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 300cm

Spread: 300cm

Time to take cuttings: November to February

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