tom d asked 10 years ago
I have been advised by a local nursery to plant dogwoods instead of alder for a wet part of my garden. I want to form a hedge /screen . What in you opinion is the best and which would look the best?

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Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Much depends on the size of the area. If it is good sized area then plant alder to fill it, or dogwood for a smaller area. The dogwood to plant is Cornus stolonifera. which is best in wet ground.

Or plant both, some taller alder at the back and a scatter of red-twigged dogwood in front.