Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea) is also known as Common Dogwood.  As a deciduous native hedgerow species, it is known for its attractive red bark that is particularly prominent on newer growth in the winter months and can add colour at an an otherwise brown time of year for most hedges.  Its green leaves (which turn a rich crimson colour in the autumn) are ovular in shape and have distinctive curving veins running along each leaf.  It is commonly found in hedgerows across much of the UK’s countryside and grows well when mixed with other species such as BlackthornHawthornBeechHazelDog RoseField Maple and Holly.  We usually stock bare root Dogwood hedging throughout the colder months of the year and can supply many other species to help you plant a mixed species native hedge.  Scroll down or call us on 01252 714552 for more information.