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Ordered 60 Pearlwort plugs in mid-July as a low maintenance alternative to grass. Packaging and protection was excellent and plugs were in superb condition. I split each plug into 4 and planted directly into the soil which had been well prepared beforehand. The somewhat warmer summer meant more frequent watering to ensure the plugs settled into place. By next summer I anticipate the soil between the stepping stones in the garden to be completely filled with pearlwort. It is planted in direct sun and deeply shaded areas but all are growing and spreading well. Most of the plugs flowered and the spread has been quite amazing. Because of the layout, a lawnmower or strimmer would not fit so an alternative had to be found. Victoriana Nursery provided the perfect solution - a low maintenance grass alternative which also produces small white flowers. Everyone who sees it loves the look and the idea of no real maintenance. Victoriana Nursery has a range of unusual plants so I will definitely be after future purchases and spreading the word to those who are curious or are 'green fingered'. Great value for money. Keep the area weed free as the plants spread and weeds will be a thing of the past.
Colin R., Teignbridge

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Ordered 60 Pearlwort plugs in mid-July as a low maintenance alternative to grass. Packaging and protection was excellent and plugs were in superb condition. I split each plug into 4 and planted directly into the soil which had been well prepared beforehand. The somewhat warmer summer meant more frequent watering to ensure the plugs settled into place. By next summer I anticipate the soil between the stepping stones in the garden to be completely filled with pearlwort. It is planted in direct sun and deeply shaded areas but all are growing and spreading well. Most of the plugs flowered and the spread has been quite amazing. Because of the layout, a lawnmower or strimmer would not fit so an alternative had to be found. Victoriana Nursery provided the perfect solution - a low maintenance grass alternative which also produces small white flowers. Everyone who sees it loves the look and the idea of no real maintenance. Victoriana Nursery has a range of unusual plants so I will definitely be after future purchases and spreading the word to those who are curious or are 'green fingered'. Great value for money. Keep the area weed free as the plants spread and weeds will be a thing of the past.
Colin R., Teignbridge

Dogwood Hedging

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Cornus sanguinea

  • Stunning wood colour.
  • Beautiful Autumn leaf colour.
  • Native hedge.
  • Plant 18" apart.
  • Reaches 20 feet (if you let it!).

Supplied as bare root plants approximately 2-3 feet (60-90 cm) in height including roots.

Available from APPROXIMATELY late November / early December 2019

5 or more £2.75GBPGBP
each. Group & quantity discounts
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Common Dogwood is lovely when planted as a hedge offering colour and interest all year round, even when the leaves have fallen.

It has an upright yet bushy habit with a stunning red stem (when freshly grown and if they see the sun, if in the shade the stems are green), the leaves turn through some beautiful colours in the Autumn.  It produces a small white flower which turns into a black berries during the Summer.

Loved by wildlife.

Also known as blood twig.

  • Plant 18" (45 cm) apart.
  • Ultimate height 20 feet (6 metres) plus. Can be trimmed to any height above 3 feet (90 cm). 
  • Average annual growth rate 2 feet (60 cm).
  • Ultimate width 8 feet (2.5 metres) plus. Can be trimmed to any width over 2 feet (60 cm).
  • Grows well in most soil types (including chalky and clay) except those prone to laying wet.
  • Suitable for most aspects from full sun to partial shade. Does not perform well in dense shade.
  • Suitable for most coastal areas.
  • Suitable for exposed/windy positions.
  • We are not aware that any subjects in this mix are poisonous.
  • Plant autumn/winter/spring.

Cultivation Guidance

  • On Arrival
  • We often trim the tops to ensure basal branching and for the hedge to grow thick before dispatch.
  • This is a natural growing hedge, alternate the young plants for more interest. We simply label each variety batch but not each subject.
  • Remember growing in a shady position will reduce the growth of the plants.
  • A mulch of spent mushroom compost or well rotted manure planting is beneficial.
  • Do not use any stimulants or bone meal at planting time.
  • Aftercare
  • Once well established this hedge can be cut by conventional hedge trimmers, but only in winter before the birds start nesting.

Pricing

Available from APPROXIMATELY late November / early December 2019

Please note: This product is only available in multiples of 5

5 = £2.75
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25 = £2.15
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50 = £1.85
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This product is subject to group discount if you are buying multiple products from the same pricing group. Other products in this group are...
Field Maple Hedging
Guelder Rose Hedging
Hazel Hedging
The Victoriana Conservation Hedge
Wayfaring Tree Hedging

How To...

How To Plant Cherry Plum Hedging, Conservation Hedging, Coral Pearls Hedging, Whispering Willows
Detailed advice on planting out different varieties of hedging.