• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing, compact, rounded form; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Bold Winter Interest
    Blooms:
    Late Spring to Early Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KOR-nus AL-ba
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 9, 14 - 24
    Growth habit:Compact, Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing, compact, rounded form; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Late Spring to Early Summer
    Flower color:White
    Companion PlantsWeigela (Weigela); Boxwood (Buxus); Spirea (Spiraea); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Rose (Rosa)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Highly adaptable; prefers enriched, moist, well-drained soils but tolerates clay, sand and wet locations when established. Water regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Apply a balanced fertilizer in spring. To encourage bright red stems, annually prune to remove one-third of oldest stems, leaving strong young whips.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.

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