Cornus sericea subsp. sericea 'Argenteo-marginata'
Variegated Tatarian Dogwood
KOR-nus ser-EE-se-a subsp. ser-EE-se-a
Cornus sericea 'Argenteo-marginata'
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- 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).
- Note: Some nurseries still use the name Cornus alba, although it, and its associated cultivars, are now classified as a subspecies of Cornus sericea, hence Cornus sericea supsp. sericea. However, the name of selections and cultivars in the nursery trade are often given without the subspecies or even species designation. Examples: Cornus sericea ‘Flaviramia’ and Cornus 'Flaviramia'