Planting dogwood properly

Planting dogwood properly

In which location does the dogwood feel particularly comfortable?

As a rule, the dogwood prefers a sunny to slightly shady location, but some species are satisfied with a shady spot. The pagoda dogwood (Cornus controversus) and the carpet dogwood (Cornus canadensis), for example, tolerate shade.

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In which substrate should the dogwood be placed?

When it comes to choosing a substrate, it's a little more difficult. Some species prefer an acidic bog bed soil, while others need a calcareous substrate.

Dogwood ArtBotanical nameLocationSubstrate
White dogwoodCornus albasunny to partially shadedmoist, humic
Pagoda dogwoodCornus controversussunny to shadyslightly sour
Asian flower dogwoodCornus kousasunny to partially shadedpermeable, slightly acidic
Cornelian cherryCornus massunny or light partially shadedhumic, calcareous
Japanese cornelCornus officinalissunny or light partially shadedhumic, calcareous
Red dogwoodCornus sanguineasunny to partially shadedmoist, calcareous
White dogwoodCornus sericeasunny to partially shadedcalcareous
Yellowwood dogwoodCornus stoloniferasunny to partially shadednormal garden soil
Flower dogwoodCornus floridasunny to partially shadedslightly sour
Carpet dogwoodCornus canadensissunny to shadymoist, humic

When is the best time to plant dogwood?

Dogwood should be planted in spring or fall.

Which plant spacing should be kept?

Since most species can grow up to 10 meters high and several meters wide, dogwoods should be planted with as much space as possible. A distance of one meter is recommended for a hedge.

When does the dogwood have its prime?

Some dogwood species bloom before they shoot in March to April, others between May and June.

How can dogwood be propagated?

Dogwood can be propagated either from seeds or from cuttings, although you have to be patient in the first few years: Then the young wood grows very slowly.

Good Neighbors / Bad Neighbors

The choice of underplanting or neighboring plants - if you want to set up a hedge - is primarily dependent on the special requirements of the individual species in terms of location and soil (see table!).


There are also dogwood species (e.g. the carpet dogwood) that grow crawling and are therefore suitable for underplanting or as a ground cover.

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