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Cornus alba 'Argenteo-marginata'

Description

This plant comes with its own details and delicate flowers. It is a plant that will take you down a county lane and allow you to see the sheer beauty of it. It is indeed a gentle giant with much beauty. The flowers are like little clouds waiting to share their uniqueness with the world.

Interesting facts.

Remove the oldest stems; the best color on new stems; can become invasive.

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. 

Foliage:

 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

Site:

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

Cultivars:
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#bees#deciduous#fall color#birds#pollinators#bark#variegated#wildlife plant#nectar plant#shelter#winter interest#fall interest#showy stems#specialized bees
Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#deciduous#fall color#birds#pollinators#bark#variegated#wildlife plant#nectar plant#shelter#winter interest#fall interest#showy stems#specialized bees
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cornus
    Species:
    alba
    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
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • 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)
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Gold/Yellow
    White
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Specialized Bees