A picture of a Red-Barked Dogwood

Red-Barked Dogwood

Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

Also known as

Tatarian Dogwood, Red Stemmed Dogwood, Siberian Dogwood, Dogwood

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2.5m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Red-Barked Dogwood

Some red stems of a Cornus alba 'Sibirica' plant
Some red stems of a Cornus alba 'Sibirica' plant
A photo of Red-Barked Dogwood
A photo of Red-Barked Dogwood
A photo of Red-Barked Dogwood

Red-Barked Dogwood Overview

Cornus alba 'Sibirica' is a suckering, deciduous shrub species that forms thickets of slim, vibrant red stems, these develop stronger colouration in the winter. It grows to medium size, producing oval, green leaves which display attractive red autumn colouration. Flowers are small, starry in shape and cream in colour, leading onto blue-white berry fruits.

Common problems with Red-Barked Dogwood

Can suffer from Cornus anthracnose diseases.

How to propagate Red-Barked Dogwood

Cuttings

Hardwood cuttings.

Layering

Propagate from seed or rooted layers struck in a moist sand-peat mixture.

Seed

Special features of Red-Barked Dogwood

Autumn colour

Attractive flowers

Winter colour

Hedge plant

Other uses of Red-Barked Dogwood

Ornamental, fruit, hedging, border