Variegated Red Twig Dogwood
Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'
Variegated leaves, attractive berries, stunning fall color and showy red stems in winter make this Dogwood a shrub for all seasons! This vigorous, adaptable plant will form a thicket of upright blood red stems. Gray-green leaves have a creamy white margin. Berries are white, often tinged with blue and green. Ideal for naturalizing. Stem and leaf color is best in full sun. Deciduous.
|Botanical Pronunciation:||KOR-nus AL-ba el-e-gan-TIS-i-ma|
|Key feature:||Year-round Interest|
|Cold hardiness zones:||2 - 8|
|Light Needs:||Partial to full sun|
|Sunset climate zones:||1 - 9, 14 - 24|
|Water Needs:||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Average landscape size:||Moderate grower to 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Special features:||Attractive Bark, Attracts Birds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Fall Color, Ornamental Berries, Year-round Interest|
|Landscape uses:||Border, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden|
|Blooms:||Late spring to summer|
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