Creme de Mint™ Dogwood

Cornus alba 'Crmizam'

SKU
40196
Mint green variegated leaves with creamy white margins become tinged with pink or red in fall. Compact and densely branched with chartreuse stems that add character to the winter landscape. A wonderful shrub for all seasons! The best stem color is produced in full sun but tolerates partial shade. Deciduous.
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Botanical PronunciationKOR-nus AL-ba
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Summer
Design IdeasThe colored stems of the Dogwood stand out in the winter landscape. Site next to ponds for a colorful reflection or plant in mass as an eye-catching front border to a natural wooded area. Cut down the stem in late winter for a new flush of red growth.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

Prefers enriched, evenly moist, well-drained soils but highly adaptable; tolerates dry conditions and wet soils once established. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize in spring. To encourage more vibrant stems, hard prune one-third of oldest stems annually in late winter.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 8

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