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Tatarian Dogwood
Cornus alba
Tatarian Dogwood, leaves of cultivar 'Argenteo-marginata'
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


This plant has a number of potential problems including borers, leaf and twig blights, canker, and powdery mildew.
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7 
Mature Height: 8-10 Feet
Mature Width: 5-10 Feet
Features: Creamy white flowers in flat topped clusters; white to pale blue fruit in clusters in late summer and autumn; autumn color is reddish purple; stems turn red in winter.
Culture: Full sun to partial shade; prefers a moist, well-drained soil.
Cultivars:
  • 'Argenteo-marginata' ('Elegantissima')- Green leaves with a cream colored edge, winter stems are red, 6-8 feet tall.
  • 'Bailhalo' (Ivory Haloâ?¢)- Leaves green with a white edge, winter stems red, 5-6 feet tall.
  • 'Sibirica' - Fruit is blue, winter stems are coral colored.
Mature Form: Broad rounded to rounded, branches slightly arching; suckers to form colonies.
Native To: China and Korea
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Use for: Border.Border
Foundation
Hedge
Use for: Massing.Massing
Naturalizing
Use for: Screen.Screen
Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
Variegated
 
Fall Foliage Color: Purple
Red
 
Additional Notes: Prune out older stems each year, since winter color develops best on younger stems.

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