- Botanical name: Cornus controversa 'Variegata'
- Common name: Dogwood
- Plant type: Tree
- Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
- Features: Flowers
Cornus controversa 'Variegata' is a rounded tree with tiered branches. Its foliage is bright green with bold, creamy-white margins, turning yellow in autumn. In early summer it bears clusters of small white flowers, followed by blue-black fruit. It's perfect for growing as a specimen shrub in a mixed border, where it provides year-round interest.
Grow Cornus controversa 'Variegata' in fertile, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Generally trouble-free, no pruning is required. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
- Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
- Aspect: South facing, West facing
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline