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Cornus alba is often confused with:
Cornus alba 'Argenteo-marginata' Cornus alba 'Argenteo-marginata'
Cornus sericea Cornus sericea (C. stolonifera)
Native alternative(s) for Cornus alba:
Cornus alternifolia Cornus alternifolia
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Cornus alba 'Argenteo-marginata' Cornus alba 'Argenteo-marginata'
Cornus amomum Cornus amomum
Viola sororia Viola papilionacea
Cornus alba has some other problems:
Heat Stress Disorders

Tatarian Dogwood Cornus alba

Other plants called Tatarian Dogwood:

Phonetic Spelling
KOR-nus AL-ba
Description

Tartarian dogwood is a shrub in the Cornaceae family.  It can be pruned to grow as a small tree. It has an upright and loose form that arches with long unbranched stems as it ages.  It tends to sucker to form large colonies, so root pruning may be necessary.  Plant in full sun to partial shade in moist, well-drained soil but it does tolerate a range of soil conditions. The best blood-red color on new stems so remove the oldest stems to encourage growth each winter before leaf-out.

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     Twigs: Winter

Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: Leaf miner and scale are less serious potential insect pests. 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. It is weedy and its suckering can make it difficult to remove so consider a planting site carefully.

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Argenteo-marginata', 'Byboughen'
Tags:
#bees#deciduous#fall color#wildlife plant#weedy#spring flowers#winter interest#rabbit resistant#erosion control#showy stems#showy fruits#hedges#specialized bees#deer resistant#red stems#blue fruits#screening#pollinator plant#nesting sites#summer fruits#food source summer#food source winter#food source fall#bird friendly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Argenteo-marginata', 'Byboughen'
Tags:
#bees#deciduous#fall color#wildlife plant#weedy#spring flowers#winter interest#rabbit resistant#erosion control#showy stems#showy fruits#hedges#specialized bees#deer resistant#red stems#blue fruits#screening#pollinator plant#nesting sites#summer fruits#food source summer#food source winter#food source fall#bird friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cornus
    Species:
    alba
    Family:
    Cornaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern/Central Asia
    Distribution:
    Zones 3-7 across the United States
    Wildlife Value:
    Fruits are attractive to birds and plants provide nesting sites.  Members of the genus Cornus support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Gonandrena) fragilis, Andrena (Gonandrena) Integra, and Andrena (Gonandrena) platyparia.
    Play Value:
    Screening
    Wildlife Cover/Habitat
    Wildlife Food Source
    Wildlife Nesting
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Deer, Rabbits, 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
    Texture:
    Medium
  • 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, 4b, 4a, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    White
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    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
    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:
    Green
    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:
    Dark green leaves; 2-4.5 in. long; reddish-purple fall color
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Grown particularly for its blood-red stems in winter. Stems can be long and unbranched.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Patio
    Riparian
    Slope/Bank
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Rain Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Flowering Tree
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Small Tree
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds
    Specialized Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Erosion
    Rabbits
    Wet Soil
    Problems:
    Frequent Disease Problems