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Ivory Halo® Dogwood

Cornus alba 'Bailhalo'

Pronunciation: KOR-nus AL-ba
SKU #02786

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Description Prized for its colorful stems, variegated foliage, and compact size, this dwarf dogwood has brilliant red winter stems and showy, light green leaves with creamy white margins, but at only two-thirds the size of many of its species. Use to provide multi-season interest in shrub borders, mass plantings, or as a low hedge. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist.
Blooms Late Spring to Early Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing, compact, rounded form; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, North American Native Selection, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
Landscape Use Border, Hedge
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Variegated
Companion Plants Weigela (Weigela); Boxwood (Buxus); Spirea (Spiraea); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Rose (Rosa)
Care 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.

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