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Is Dogwood Invasive?


 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:00 pm    Post subject: Is Dogwood Invasive? Reply with quote

I love dogwood and have an area that I would like sow some to create a hedge. However, my husband says it's invasive and set seeds so our neighbour wouldn't be happy. Is that true? I didn't think it was invasive and thought it could be trimmed and controlled. The area I want to plant it is elavated and windy. I just love the red bark in Winter and the green foliage in Spring/Summer. Would welcome advice please
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont find them invasive , but if not cut back in early spring to promote new growth the stems can layer themselves and would create a thicket ! any way you need to cut them back to get new stems which have the best colour ,the older wood goes green and eventually "bark" coloured . i have some large bushes and cut out about half of the mature stems each spring so i still have something to look at and retain my windbreak . Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mountainy Man, that is exactly what I was hoping to hear. I believe they are sold bare rooted in November, so I will definitly give them a go. Thanks for all the advice, much appreciated!
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