Cornus alba Sibirica

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Cornus alba Sibirica is a species of award-winning deciduous shrub or small tree in the dogwood family (Cornaceae), known as Siberian Dogwood. It is native to northern and central Asia and is well known for its bright red stem colour in winter and its small white flowers in spring. 

Easy to grow and maintain, Siberian Dogwood thrives in a range of soil types, preferring moist, well-drained conditions. It is remarkably adaptable, tolerating both full sun and partial shade, making it a versatile choice for garden borders, mass plantings, or as an eye-catching standalone specimen. Regular pruning encourages the growth of those characteristic bright red stems, ensuring a vibrant display year after year.

It typically grows to a height of 1-1.5m.

Trimming: Prune in late winter or early spring to encourage vibrant stem colour and maintain a desirable shape. Remove up to one-third of the oldest stems at ground level to promote new growth.

Deadheading: Not required, as Cornus Alba is grown primarily for its ornamental stems and foliage rather than its flowers.

Fertilising: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertiliser in early spring to support healthy growth. Avoid high-nitrogen fertilisers to prevent excessive leafy growth.

Watering: Water regularly during the establishment phase and during dry spells. Cornus Alba prefers consistently moist soil but ensure good drainage to prevent waterlogging.

Pest Control: Monitor for common pests such as aphids and scale insects. Treat infestations with insecticidal soap or horticultural oil.

Disease Management: Watch for signs of canker and leaf spot diseases. Prune out and dispose of infected branches to prevent the spread of disease. Ensure good air circulation and avoid overhead watering to minimise disease risk. Mulch around the base to retain soil moisture and regulate temperature.

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