There was no immediate spot to plant the Dogwood, so they were temporarily put into a tug and unfortunately, forgotten about. Remembered some months later and as you can see from the image on teh left, no worse for wear. In fact the wips were doing quite well in the tug, growing, supporting new spring leaves and were then happily planted out into a damp boggy area of the garden where they continue to do well.
Cornus need no real attention; plant and they will grow. To keep the stems in really good colour, Dogwoods do best if cut back almost to the ground in March of each year as in the image left. it looks savage at the time but they quickly grow back. It also means you have a clump of lovely red coloured peas stick /small plant supports for the coming growing season.
Cornus alba 'Sibirica' grows up to 2-2.5 m tall, another very popular varieties is Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea' which produces bright yellow stems.