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Cornus alba 'Argenteo-marginata' is often confused with:
Cornus alba Cornus alba
Native alternative(s) for Cornus alba 'Argenteo-marginata':
Cornus alternifolia Cornus alternifolia
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Cornus alba Cornus alba
Hamamelis virginiana Hamamelis virginiana
Cornus canadensis Cornus canadensis
Cornus alba 'Argenteo-marginata' has some common disease problems:
Heat Stress Disorders

Cornus alba 'Argenteo-marginata'

Phonetic Spelling
KOR-nus AL-ba
Description

Variegated Tartarian Dogwood is a large shrub with beautiful variegated foliage. It can be pruned to become a small tree. Plant in well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade but tolerates a range of soil conditions. Upright and loose; arching with age; long unbranched stems; suckers to form large colonies.

Remove the oldest stems; the best color on new stems.  Spreads via root, so root trimming may be necessary.

Best in groups or massed. Naturalistic plantings in moist soils where plants are allowed to spread and form thickets. Property line screens. Hedges. Shrub borders. Site shrubs as accents in areas where key ornamental feature, the stem color, can be appreciated.

Seasons of Interest:

       Foliage: Fall    Bloom: Spring   Fruit: Fall, drupes  Twigs: Winter

Wildlife Value: Fruits are attractive to birds and plants provide nesting sites.  Members of the genus Cornus support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Gonandrena) fragilisAndrena (Gonandrena) integraand Andrena (Gonandrena) platyparia.

Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: Leaf miner and scale are less serious potential insect pests.  It does not like the heat.  When stressed, is susceptible to a large number of disease problems, most serious is dogwood anthracnose. Other diseases include powdery mildew, leaf spot, canker, root rot, and leaf & twig blight. It can also become vulnerable to borers. 

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#showy flowers#deciduous#fall color#small tree#showy berries#bark#variegated#wildlife plant#nectar plant#variegated leaves#shelter#winter interest#fall interest#rabbit resistant#erosion control#showy stems#showy fruits#hedges#specialized bees#deer resistant#red stems#blue fruits#borders#screening#pollinator plant#winter bark#bird friendly#fall color red#fall color purple
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cornus
    Species:
    alba
    Family:
    Cornaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern and Central Asia
    Distribution:
    Zones 3-7 across the United States
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract butterflies and pollinators, fruit attracts birds
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Screening
    Wildlife Cover/Habitat
    Wildlife Food Source
    Wildlife Nesting
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    rabbit, deer, erosion
    Dimensions:
    Height: 8 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Blue
    White
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    White to bluish drupe in summer
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Cross
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Bracts
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Modestly showy, yellowish-white flowers with 4 bracts in spring.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Variegated
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    simple, dark green leaves with creamy margins; 2-4.5 in. long; reddish-purple fall color
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Grown for blood-red stems in winter
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Near Septic
    Slope/Bank
    Small Space
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Flowering Tree
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Small groups
    Small Tree
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Specialized Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Erosion
    Rabbits
    Problems:
    Weedy