Cornus alba 'Argenteo-marginata'
Common name: 
Variegated Dogwood
Variegated Tatarian Dogwood
Pronunciation: 
KOR-nus AHL-ba
Family: 
Cornaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf deciduous shrub, 6-8 ft ( m) high, leaves have irregular creamy-white margins and gray-green centers.
  • Sun to part shade.  Adapts to many soil types, best in moist, well-drained.  Prune out part of the old wood each year to encourage more colorful new growth.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 3    ‘Elegantissima’ and ‘Argenteo-marginata’ may be different variegated forms but probably not distinguished in commerce (i.e., the names and the selections are likely mixed) (Dirr, 2009).
  • Cornus alba, and its associated cultivars, are now classified as a subspecies of Cornus sericea, hence Cornus sericea supsp. sericea.   However the Cornus alba designation is still sometimes used in in nursery commerce.
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    plant habit

  • leaves and young fruit clusters

    leaves and young fruit clusters