Cornus sericea subsp. sericea Ivory Halo™
Ivory Halo Dogwood
Ivory Halo Tatarian Dogwood
KOR-nus ser-EE-se-a subsp. ser-EE-se-a
Cornus sericea Ivory Halo™
Cornus alba Ivory Halo™
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf, deciduous shrub, dwarf, compact, 5-6 ft high and wide (1.5 × 1.8 m), leaves irregular creamy-white margins and gray-green centers. Red stems in winter.
- Sun to part shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 3 Discovered in 1983 in a Baily Nursery production field of C. alba ‘Argenteo-Marginata’ (‘Elegantissima’) near St. Paul, Minnesota. Plant Patent 8,722 (1994), cultivar name ‘Baihalo’, trademark name Ivory Halo.
- 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 designation. Example: Cornus sericea ‘Flaviramia’.