Creme de Mint™ Dogwood
Cornus alba 'Crmizam'
Pronunciation: KOR-nus AL-ba
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Blooms||Late Spring to Summer|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall and wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||The 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.|
|Companion Plants||Boxwood (Buxus); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Deutzia (Deutzia); Weigela (Weigela); Holly (Ilex)|
|Care||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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