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Cornus alba 'Argenteo-marginata'

Common Name(s):
Variegated tartarian dogwood
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Does not like summer heat- develops cankers; remove oldest stems; best color on new stems; can become invasive

Height:
8-10 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple, dark green leaves with creamy margins; 2-4.5 in. long; reddish purple fall color
Flower:
Modestly showy, yellowish-white flowers in spring; white to bluish drupe in summer; grown for blood-red stems in winter
Zones:
3 to 7
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained soil but tolerates a range of soil conditions
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright and loose; arching with age; long unbranched stems; suckers to form large colonies
Width:
5-10 ft.
Tags:
stem color, winter, Variegated, deciduous, fall color, birds, wildlife, bark

NCCES plant id: 1506

Cornus alba 'Argenteo-marginata' Cornus alba 'Argenteo-marginata'
Andrey Zharkikh, CC BY - 2.0