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Siberian Dogwood

Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

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Siberian Dogwood (Cornus alba 'Sibirica') at Green Haven Garden Centre

Siberian Dogwood bark

Siberian Dogwood bark

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Siberian Dogwood (Cornus alba 'Sibirica') at Green Haven Garden Centre

Siberian Dogwood

Siberian Dogwood

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Siberian Dogwood (Cornus alba 'Sibirica') at Green Haven Garden Centre

Siberian Dogwood in fall

Siberian Dogwood in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  7 feet

Spread:  7 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Description:

A popular form of shrub dogwood, featuring showy blue fruit, good fall color, and very showy coral-red stems in winter which stand out against the winter snow; can grow quite large for general garden use

Ornamental Features

Siberian Dogwood has clusters of creamy white flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring. It has green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall. It produces blue berries in mid summer. The coral-pink branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Siberian Dogwood is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Siberian Dogwood is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Siberian Dogwood will grow to be about 7 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Bark  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features