Puriri Lane | Cornus alba | Siberica
Puriri Lane | Cornus sibirica | Alba
Puriri Lane | Cornus sibirica | Alba
Puriri Lane | Cornus alba | Siberica
Puriri Lane | Cornus alba | Siberica

Cornus siberica | Alba

Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00

Cornus siberica alba also known as Tatarian Dogwood will not disappoint!  When we get visitors to the gardens they always comment on this striking plant which is noted for is stunning bright red stems in winter.  Plants grow quickly and form multi-stemmed thickets of red stems that turn crimson in winter and radiate attractively from the base of the shrub. 

In spring flat topped clusters of small creamy white flowers about 6cm across appear and sometimes they will also appear occasionally in summer. Whilst the flowers are not overly showy they are very attractive to butterflies and pollinating insects.  Once flowers have finished normally by mid summer they have clusters of bluish white berries that appear that birdlife also love. Summer foliage is mid to dark green leaves that will turn to a stunning purple-red in autumn.

It is without doubt plain to see why this striking plant was the winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural society.

Cornus alba performs best in either full sun or partial shade and enjoys medium moisture levels  and is not fussy about soil conditions, but they do like a well-drained position.  The other great thing is that if you have a problem with rabbits they will leave this plant alone!

This stunning plant is the perfect choice to use in naturalistic plantings, garden borders, even as a an informal hedge or screen and is happy on banks or slopes as erosion control.

Whilst pruning is not required, please be aware that the best winter stem colour appears on new growth.  To maximise your display, cut the stems flush with the ground every 2-3 years in early spring, just as the leaf buds are starting to swell. Whilst this radical approach will mean that you will have a bare spot in the garden for a few weeks and the fact that the flowers and berries only appear on second year growth it will actually reinvigorate your plant.  Alternatively you could remove just a few stems if you did not want to be that tough on it!

This shrub has so many things to offer your garden from the stems to the autumn foliage to the berries and the creamy white flowers


Height 1.5m-2m x approximately 1m - 1.5m wide - trim to your requirements

PB2 | Equivalent 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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