When should I plant Common Dogwood hedging?
Pot grown Common Dogwood can be planted at any time of year, providing the soil is not frozen. Bare root plants, however, are only available and ready to plant from November-March, during the dormant period.
How far apart should I plant Common Dogwood plants?
Although some plant Dogwood singly. we recommend planting around 3 or so to create a good, bushy clump. If you're looking for a hedge, we recommend around 5 per metre in a double staggered row, or 3 in a straight line, around 30cm apart between each plant.
How to plant Common Dogwood:
As Dogwood prefers a fertile and rich soil, it is best to amend the planting soil with 50% compost, and 50% soil.
Ensure the hole/trench is around twice the width of the plant's root mass, but the same depth. This will ensure the roots have plenty of room to spread and the soil is loose enough. Place the plants in once you have done so, ensuring their crown is level with the ground. Backfill with the soil mix, and pat down as you go along to secure the plant.
Water very well and continue to do so for the first year or so after planting - this is a crucial step for the plant's health and best establishment. We do also recommend adding a little mulch to retain moisture, but you must ensure it is at least 15cm away from the main stem.