Cornus alba 'Elegantissima (Argenteo-marginata)'

Variegated Red Twig Dogwood

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Fast
Mature Height - 6-8'
Mature Width - 5-7'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Perfect, yellowish-white flowers in 1.5-2.0" flat topped cymes, May-June.
Fruit - Drupe, whitish- blue tinged .37" diameter, June-July.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Reddish-purple
Bark - Red stems in winter
Other Features - Leaves have an irregular creamy white margin, centre subdued grayish-green. New growth of the season has the most brilliant winter stem color.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Fibrous rooted, easy to transplant prefers a moist well drained soil in sun-partial shade.
Native Habitat - Siberia to Manchuria and North Korea, Introduced 1741, Zones 3-7.
Diseases and Insects - MANY: crown canker, flower and leaf blight, powdery mildew, root rot, twig blight, dogwood club borer. Borers can be serious especially on stressed, weak growing trees. Prune 33% of old wood each year or cut to 6-12" of ground in late winter.
Strength -
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:
Bed 62

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Dogwood.
- Other plants of the family Cornaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Cornus.
- Other plants of the species Cornus alba.