Collection: Dogwood | Cornus

The Cornus tree, or Dogwood, is renowned for its spring blossoms, vibrant autumn foliage, and textured winter bark. This small, hardy tree is ideal for compact gardens, requiring minimal maintenance. Its year-round beauty and ability to attract wildlife with its berries and flowers make it a popular choice for enhancing garden aesthetics and supporting local ecosystems. 

Dogwood Tree: The Vibrant Year-Round Charmer

With dogwood trees, each season brings a new spectacle of elegance and colour! Discover its wonderful spring blooms, vibrant autumn colours, and distinctive winter bark. These resilient and undemanding ornamental trees will transform your outdoor space into a haven of tranquillity and year-round beauty.

Find Dogwood Tree for Sale in UK – Arundel Arboretum

If you are thinking about planting this low-maintenance ornamental plant in your garden and are looking for dogwood trees for sale, Arundel Arboretum in Chichester is the right place for you to go. Our experts will guide you through our vibrant selection of dogwood trees and help you find the perfect match for your garden.

If you want to buy dogwood trees online, explore our web store and our carefully curated, dogwood trees for sale. Browse our selection of dogwood tree UK varieties to find the perfect fit for your garden. Find what you need and the rest is on us. Buying dogwood trees has never been easier!

The Best Cornus Dogwood Tree for Sale

For those eager to buy dogwood tree and search for the best dogwood tree sale UK, we have prepared a short introduction to the finest dogwood tree varieties available in our nursery:

Cornus kousa 'Milky Way' – A small, robust, flowering dogwood tree known for the profusion of creamy-white, star-shaped flowers that cover the whole tree in spring. It grows from 6 to 9 metres. In autumn, its foliage turns wonderful shades of red and orange. One of the best white dogwoods.

Cornus kousa 'China Girl' – Also known as Chinese dogwood. A rewarded, multi-stemmed shrub or small tree, 4.5-7.5 m tall and 3.5-4.5 m wide. Lovely, white, star-shaped flowers that bloom in spring, and are followed by pink, strawberry-like fruit in summer, and attractive orange and red foliage in autumn.

Cornus Rutgersensis Stellar Pink – An excellent hybrid with masses of large, attractive, pale pink flowers in spring and early summer and colourful yellow, orange, and red leaves in autumn. It can reach 6 m in height and spread.

Cornus controversa 'Variegata' – Better known as a Wedding Cake Tree. A small dogwood tree known for its strongly tiered branches and variegated dark green leaves with broad creamy margins. It can reach up to 8 m in height and spread.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do dogwood trees grow in Europe?
    Yes, dogwood trees grow in Europe. The species Cornus sanguinea, known as European dogwood or common dogwood, is native to Europe and parts of Asia.
  • Can you grow dogwood trees in the UK?
    Yes. Dogwood trees thrive in the UK climate, especially the common dogwood, but other varieties are also very easily grown in the UK.
  • Which dogwood is native to UK?
    The species Cornus sanguinea, known as European dogwood or common dogwood, is native to UK. It can be commonly found in the wild across the UK, particularly in woodland areas.
  • What colours are dogwood UK?
    Dogwood flowers are creamy-white or pale pink, while its leaves are green in spring and summer, and vibrant yellow, red, orange, or purple in autumn. After flowering, the plant produces small, black berries. In winter, its bare stems can have exceptional colour ranging from dark red to crimson.
  • Is dogwood an evergreen?
    No, dogwood is not an evergreen tree. It sheds its leaves in autumn but is very attractive during the winter due to its brightly coloured stems.
  • How fast does the dogwood tree grow?
    Dogwood is a moderate grower. On average, it grows around 30 to 60 cm per year.
  • What is the lifespan of the dogwood tree?
    The lifespan of dogwood varies depending on species and environmental conditions. On average, dogwood lives around 20-40 years. Some species can reach up to 100 years.
  • What is the maximum height of a dogwood tree UK?
    The height of a dogwood tree can vary depending on the species. Dogwood trees are generally small to medium and their height ranges from 3 to 9 metres.
  • Is there a dwarf dogwood tree UK?
    In the UK, gardeners can enjoy dwarf dogwood varieties, for example, Cornus kousa 'Little Poncho'.
  • Where is the best place to plant a dogwood tree?
    Dogwood prefers fertile, slightly acidic, moist, but well-drained soil. It doesn’t like soggy soils. It tolerates various light conditions but too much shade can reduce flowering, while too much direct hot sun can damage the leaves.
  • When to cut back dogwood UK?
    In the UK, the best time to cut back or prune dogwood is just before the new growth starts, in March or early April.
  • Is dogwood cold-hardy?
    Yes, dogwood trees are generally cold-hardy and well-suited to climates with cold winters. Different species have different levels of cold tolerance.
  • What is the root depth of the dogwood?
    Dogwoods have a shallow root system, so it's crucial not to plant them too close to structures or pavement, where roots can cause problems.
  • Can dogwood be used for hedging?
    Yes, dogwood can be used for hedging. It can be very effective when combined with other hedging plants.
  • Are dogwood berries edible?
    It depends on the species. There are some species that produce edible berries while others don’t. These berries are often used for making jams, syrups, or wine.
  • Is dogwood toxic?
    No, dogwood is not toxic. Dogwood trees are safe for humans and pets. However, some species produce berries that are not edible. These berries can cause stomach issues.
  • Is dogwood suitable for urban environments?
    Yes, dogwood trees are suitable for urban environments. They can withstand urban pollution, they are not picky about the soil, and because of their small size, they are great choice for urban gardens.
  • Is there a dogwood tree for sale near me?
    Looking for a dogwood tree nearby? Your search ends here! Visit our Arundel Arboretum nursery in Chichester, South of England, to discover top-quality dogwood plants on our dogwood tree farm. Or, explore our online store and find your ideal plant there. We’ll take care of the rest. If you have any questions about buying dogwood trees or if there's anything else we can assist you with, do not hesitate to contact us.

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