Cornus alba 'Argenteo-marginata'
- Common Name(s):
- Variegated tartarian dogwood
Remove oldest stems; 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) fragilis, Andrena (Gonandrena) integra, and Andrena (Gonandrena) platyparia.
Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: Leaf miner and scale are less serious potential insect pests. 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.
- 8-10 ft.
- Opposite, simple, dark green leaves with creamy margins; 2-4.5 in. long; reddish purple fall color
- Modestly showy, yellowish-white flowers in spring; white to bluish drupe in summer; grown for blood-red stems in winter
- 3 to 7
- Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained soil but tolerates a range of soil conditions
- Upright and loose; arching with age; long unbranched stems; suckers to form large colonies
- 5-10 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1506